RUTLAND—On March 30, the Vermont State Police responded to a report from the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland of an inmate making suspicious phone calls and writing suspicious letters. Correctional staff were concerned accused murderer and inmate Dennis Duby, age 32, of Pittsford, may be contacting his ex-wife, violating his conditions of release.
On April 7, police reported that during the investigation, they learned Sandra Eastman-Duby was living with Dennis Duby’s mother and brother at their home in Castleton. Dennis Duby was sending his ex-wife letters and speaking to her by phone while she was at this address. Additional information suggests Dennis Duby and Sandra Eastman-Duby had contact several times dating back to October 2014 while he was living at his court-ordered residence on the Whipple Hollow Road in Florence. The investigation also revealed Eastman-Duby is five and a half months pregnant and Duby is the suspected father.
Duby is currently facing second-degree murder and condition of release charges for the death of his two-year-old stepdaughter Dezirae Sheldon and condition of release charges in a separate incident.
He received a citation for another condition of release violation and is scheduled to again appear in Rutland Criminal Court on May 11, 2015.