Category Archives: Maine

Killed – John Knudsen (Hollis, ME)

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HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says a man from Hollis was shot and killed in a confrontation with State Police.

Investigators say the standoff began around noon in Hollis when a 61-year-old John Knudsen’s wife left their home and he fired a shot.Troopers shut downRoute 35 and calledin the StatePolice Tactical Team and negotiators.

The fatal shooting took place when Knudsen came to the front door of his house, he made some comments to police and fired another shot.State Police say Trooper Tyler Stevenson, a member of the Tactical Team, returned fire. The Maine Department of Public Safety says Stevenson is a nine year veteran of the State Police. He is on administrative leave with pay.

Police say Knudsen was shot after he fired a handgun at police following a standoff that lasted more than three hours. He had been drinking much of the day and had earlier argued with his wife, who called police and fled the couple’s home.

Police were called to 33 Little Falls Road, a manufactured home set back from the road, at about 10:30 a.m.

Maine’s attorney general ruled Tuesday that a state trooper who shot and killed a man in Hollis on Dec. 12 was justified in using deadly force after the man fired a revolver toward the trooper.

The investigation also showed that contrary to initial reports, the trooper fired first in response to the man pointing his gun at the officer’s position 266 feet away. That first shot did not hit John A. Knudsen, 61, of Little Falls Road in Hollis, but the trooper’s second shot did.

Knudsen was despondent over a leg injury that left him with limited mobility. Knudsen, who had battled alcohol addiction for much of his life, had been drinking since early that morning, according to a report from Attorney General Janet T. Mills.

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/local/2013/12/12/6783253/

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/04/01/maine_ag__deadly_force_justified_in_fatal_shooting_of_hollis_man/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/13/family_members_remember_hollis_man_killed_in_police_standoff/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/14/police_shooting_brings_tragic_end_to_a_troubled_life/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/12/police_are_on_the_scene_of_a_standoff_in_hollis_/

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/01/news/portland/attorney-general-trooper-was-justified-in-fatal-shooting-of-hollis-man-threatening-suicide/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/12/news/portland/police-identify-man-killed-in-hollis-standoff/

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=john-allen-knudsen&pid=168667037

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/John-A.-Knudsen-97433805

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Matthew Rairdon (Westbrook, ME)

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WESTBROOK — The shooting deaths of two men in Westbrook on Saturday were an apparent murder-suicide, Maine State Police said Saturday night.

According to state police, Patrick Milliner, 30, of South Portland shot Matthew Rairdon, 22, in Rairdon’s apartment and then shot himself. Police said the two had been in a relationship that recently ended and that the slaying of Rairdon is being classified as a domestic violence homicide, the state’s 10th this year.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said police believe Milliner shot Rairdon very early Saturday morning, when Rairdon, an emergency room nurse at Mercy Hospital in Portland, returned home from work. A .40-caliber Glock handgun was found by Milliner’s body, McCausland said.

Milliner, McCausland said, was a new correctional guard at the Maine Correctional Facility in Windham and is currently enrolled in a correctional guard training program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

The bodies were discovered around 11 a.m. Saturday by Rairdon’s female roommate, who has not been identified.

The shooting took place in an apartment at the rear of a house at 318A Main St., a residential neighborhood about a half-mile from downtown Westbroo

Police in Maine are investigating a murder suicide after a man was shot dead by his former gay lover who then turned the gun on himself.

Matthew Rairdon, 22, was shot dead in the early hours of Saturday morning at his apartment in downtown Westbrook as he returned from a shift at a local hospital.

Patrick Milliner, 30, then turned the .40-caliber Glock pistol on himself. Their bodies were found several hours later by Rairdon’s room mate.

According to Maine State Police Milliner, who recently moved to Maine from Colorado, had just purchased the weapon the night before.

Police have described the two men as former lovers whose relationship had recently ended.

The South Portland man who police say killed his former boyfriend before turning the gun on himself wrote online of his “dark thoughts” in the hours before the murder-suicide.

Patrick Milliner, 30, shot himself in the head after shooting 22-year-old Matthew Rairdon twice early Saturday, said police, who think that Milliner ambushed Rairdon as he returned to his apartment in Westbrook.

The men had an on-again, off-again relationship that ended recently, according to a long letter that Milliner posted on Facebook about four hours before the shooting. Milliner indicated that he was upset about the end of his relationship with Rairdon and about spending Thanksgiving alone.

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/11/30/state__local_police_investigate_death_in_westbrook_/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517016/Man-shoots-gay-lover-murder-suicide-Maine.html

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/11/30/news/portland/police-respond-to-death-in-westbrook/

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2014/07/17/matthew-rairdon-5k/12798135/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/02/details_emerge_about_victim_in_westbrook_murder-suicide_/

http://www.wmtw.com/news/new-details-released-in-westbrook-murder-suicide/23245744

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/02/news/portland/police-victim-in-westbrook-murder-suicide-was-ambushed-had-saved-a-life-just-days-before/

http://www.portlanddailysun.me/index.php/newsx/local-news/10864-police-continue-probing-westbrook-murder-suicide

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/02/autopsy_confirms_murder-suicide_in_westbrook/

http://west.wcsh6.com/news/news/832363-autopsies-released-westbrook-deaths

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http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=168330206

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Patrick Milliner (Westbrook, ME)

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WESTBROOK — The shooting deaths of two men in Westbrook on Saturday were an apparent murder-suicide, Maine State Police said Saturday night.

According to state police, Patrick Milliner, 30, of South Portland shot Matthew Rairdon, 22, in Rairdon’s apartment and then shot himself. Police said the two had been in a relationship that recently ended and that the slaying of Rairdon is being classified as a domestic violence homicide, the state’s 10th this year.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said police believe Milliner shot Rairdon very early Saturday morning, when Rairdon, an emergency room nurse at Mercy Hospital in Portland, returned home from work. A .40-caliber Glock handgun was found by Milliner’s body, McCausland said.

Milliner, McCausland said, was a new correctional guard at the Maine Correctional Facility in Windham and is currently enrolled in a correctional guard training program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

The bodies were discovered around 11 a.m. Saturday by Rairdon’s female roommate, who has not been identified.

The shooting took place in an apartment at the rear of a house at 318A Main St., a residential neighborhood about a half-mile from downtown Westbroo

Police in Maine are investigating a murder suicide after a man was shot dead by his former gay lover who then turned the gun on himself.

Matthew Rairdon, 22, was shot dead in the early hours of Saturday morning at his apartment in downtown Westbrook as he returned from a shift at a local hospital.

Patrick Milliner, 30, then turned the .40-caliber Glock pistol on himself. Their bodies were found several hours later by Rairdon’s room mate.

According to Maine State Police Milliner, who recently moved to Maine from Colorado, had just purchased the weapon the night before.

Police have described the two men as former lovers whose relationship had recently ended.

The South Portland man who police say killed his former boyfriend before turning the gun on himself wrote online of his “dark thoughts” in the hours before the murder-suicide.

Patrick Milliner, 30, shot himself in the head after shooting 22-year-old Matthew Rairdon twice early Saturday, said police, who think that Milliner ambushed Rairdon as he returned to his apartment in Westbrook.

The men had an on-again, off-again relationship that ended recently, according to a long letter that Milliner posted on Facebook about four hours before the shooting. Milliner indicated that he was upset about the end of his relationship with Rairdon and about spending Thanksgiving alone.

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/11/30/state__local_police_investigate_death_in_westbrook_/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517016/Man-shoots-gay-lover-murder-suicide-Maine.html

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/11/30/news/portland/police-respond-to-death-in-westbrook/

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2014/07/17/matthew-rairdon-5k/12798135/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/02/details_emerge_about_victim_in_westbrook_murder-suicide_/

http://www.wmtw.com/news/new-details-released-in-westbrook-murder-suicide/23245744

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/02/news/portland/police-victim-in-westbrook-murder-suicide-was-ambushed-had-saved-a-life-just-days-before/

http://www.portlanddailysun.me/index.php/newsx/local-news/10864-police-continue-probing-westbrook-murder-suicide

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/02/autopsy_confirms_murder-suicide_in_westbrook/

http://west.wcsh6.com/news/news/832363-autopsies-released-westbrook-deaths

http://www.blaisandhayfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407723

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=168330206

Killed – Leon Kelley (Cumberland, ME)

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The victim and the person who allegedly shot him knew each other, but the nature of the disagreement and the circumstances that led to the shooting at Brown’s Bee Farm remained under investigation Sunday night. Brown’s Bee Farm is co-owned and operated by 93-year-old Stan Brown, a well-known southern Maine beekeeper.

State police said they detained 70-year-old Merrill “Mike” Kimball of Yarmouth, who allegedly shot and killed Leon Kelley, 63, of Georgetown.

Kelley is Brown’s son-in-law. Kimball is married to Karen Thurlow-Kimball, who co-owns the beekeeping business with Brown.

The wife of 72-year-old Merrill “Mike” Kimball broke into tears under intense questioning by a prosecutor Monday as the final witness at her husband’s murder trial.

In her testimony, Karen Thurlow-Kimball had described how every member of her family was violently attacked on Oct. 6, 2013, before her husband fatally shot his attacker, 63-year-old Leon Kelley, at a North Yarmouth bee farm.

Merrill “Mike” Kimball appeared stunned Wednesday when a jury found him guilty of murder for fatally shooting 63-year-old Leon Kelley at a North Yarmouth bee farm in 2013.

Kimball, 72, of Yarmouth, had been so confident in his claim that he acted in self-defense that he had rejected a plea offer before the trial to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

Now Kimball will likely spend the rest of his life in prison instead of remaining a free man, as he has been since the day of the shooting at Brown’s Bee Farm on Oct. 6, 2013.

The widow of a man who was shot to death at a North Yarmouth bee farm in 2013 is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against her husband’s killer.

The Portland Press Herald ( ) reports that Kathleen Kelley of Georgetown is seeking $1 million from Merrill Kimball — a 72-year-old Yarmouth lobsterman. Kimball is being held at the Cumberland County Jail until his sentencing in the killing of Leon Kelley next Friday.

Kimball shot Kelley three times after Kelley’s family confronted Kimball’s family on Oct. 6, 2013, at Brown’s Bee Farm. Kathleen Kelley’s father owned the farm and Kimball’s wife managed it.

“I don’t know who he was. I had never seen this guy before. He was big, in my face, nose-to-nose almost. His hands were huge,” Kimball said in the video, describing his first encounter with Kelley at the bee farm around 3 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2013.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/13/murder-trial-day-6-wife-of-accused-in-maine-bee-farm-killing-gives-emotional-testimony/

http://www.centralmaine.com/2013/10/06/police_investigating_shooting_in_north_yarmouth_/

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/08/murder-trial-day-3-victim-escalated-fight-before-bee-farm-shooting/

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/04/15/news/portland/jury-rules-maine-bee-farm-shooting-was-murder/

http://wabi.tv/2015/05/29/widow-in-maine-bee-farm-shooting-files-wrongful-death-suit/

http://wabi.tv/2015/06/01/maine-man-to-be-sentenced-for-killing-at-maine-bee-farm/

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2015/05/31/man-to-be-sentenced-for-murder-at-north-yarmouth-bee-farm/28264263/

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/13/murder-trial-day-6-wife-of-accused-in-maine-bee-farm-killing-gives-emotional-testimony/

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/15/jurors-continue-to-weigh-self-defense-claim-in-bee-farm-murder-trial/

http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/04/09/murder-trial-day-4-jurors-watch-video-re-enactment-of-maine-bee-farm-killing/

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/06/04/news/portland/yarmouth-lobsterman-to-be-sentenced-friday-for-2013-murder-of-georgetown-man/

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=leon-carlton-kelley&pid=167492221&

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Man (Princeton, ME)

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PRINCETON, Maine — The hunting and fishing camp owner who was wounded by a gunman Tuesday evening is recovering and in good condition, according to a spokesperson at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Maine State Police reported Tuesday that Steve Whitman, 60, was shot that afternoon at the campground but still managed to call 911 and identify his shooter as Craig Woodruff, 52, of Baileyville.

Woodruff was found dead a short distance away inside his sports utility vehicle on the Long Lake Camp Road, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

After an autopsy was conducted Wednesday, Brandy Desrosier of the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta reported that Woodruff died of “a gunshot wound to the head with perforation of the brain.”

The gun used was not identified, but she said the death was ruled a suicide.

Police said Tuesday night that the two men knew each other but offered no motive for the shooting. State police Sgt. Darrin Crane said Wednesday that he was unable to provide any more information than what was released Tuesday.

Whitman and his wife, Linda “Lin” Whitman, are the owners and operators of Long Lake Camps, located about 1.5 miles from town. One of Woodruff’s relatives is a manager at the camp, and Woodruff was a guide, according to the camp’s website.

Steve Whitman, 60, reportedly suffered two gunshot wounds around 5 p.m. but still managed to call 911 and give Washington County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers details about the man who shot him, identified as Craig Woodruff, 52, of Baileyville, McCausland stated in an email late Tuesday.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland said in a release that 60-year-old Steve Whitman is expected to survive his injuries from the shooting around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/national/northeast/2013/10/maine_campground_owner_wounded_in_shooting

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Dead – Craig Woodruff (Princeton, ME)

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PRINCETON, Maine — The hunting and fishing camp owner who was wounded by a gunman Tuesday evening is recovering and in good condition, according to a spokesperson at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Maine State Police reported Tuesday that Steve Whitman, 60, was shot that afternoon at the campground but still managed to call 911 and identify his shooter as Craig Woodruff, 52, of Baileyville.

Woodruff was found dead a short distance away inside his sports utility vehicle on the Long Lake Camp Road, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

After an autopsy was conducted Wednesday, Brandy Desrosier of the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta reported that Woodruff died of “a gunshot wound to the head with perforation of the brain.”

The gun used was not identified, but she said the death was ruled a suicide.

Police said Tuesday night that the two men knew each other but offered no motive for the shooting. State police Sgt. Darrin Crane said Wednesday that he was unable to provide any more information than what was released Tuesday.

Whitman and his wife, Linda “Lin” Whitman, are the owners and operators of Long Lake Camps, located about 1.5 miles from town. One of Woodruff’s relatives is a manager at the camp, and Woodruff was a guide, according to the camp’s website.

Steve Whitman, 60, reportedly suffered two gunshot wounds around 5 p.m. but still managed to call 911 and give Washington County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers details about the man who shot him, identified as Craig Woodruff, 52, of Baileyville, McCausland stated in an email late Tuesday.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland said in a release that 60-year-old Steve Whitman is expected to survive his injuries from the shooting around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Double Murder – Killed – Heidi Pratt (Oakfield, ME)

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he medical examiner’s office has positively identified the second body found in a burned out home in Oakfield Monday as that of 49-year-old Heidi Pratt.

32-year-old Matthew Davis of Houlton is charged with two counts of murder in connection with the deaths.

The medical examiner says Pratt died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

51-year-old Michael Kitchen died from multiple gunshots wounds.

Police say Davis first crashed his truck into a building at Katahdin Forest Products Monday morning and stole a truck from the company. They say he then drove to the couple’s house in Oakfield, killed them, then set their house and a pick-up on fire.

Davis then reportedly stole a truck from their garage, drove it to Island Falls, set that on fire and got into a kayak.

According to police, Davis took the kayak across the lake and stole another car.

Police arrested him Monday morning on Beaver Dam Point Road.

HOULTON, Maine — As the local man accused of killing an Oakfield couple early Monday made his first court appearance Wednesday, an affidavit provided more details but still no motive.

Matthew Davis, 32, appeared in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton by videoconference from the Aroostook County Jail. Several of his family members were in the courtroom for the 11:30 a.m. hearing, but they could not see his face on the screen from where they were sitting.

Davis was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Michael Kitchen, 51, and Heidi Pratt, 49, both of Oakfield, at the couple’s home at 331 Oakfield-Smyrna Road. According to the affidavit written by Maine State Police Detective Elmer Farren, both victims were found dead in the bedroom of the home, which Davis allegedly set on fire.

According to an affidavit written by Maine State Police Detective Elmer Farren, neighbors of the victims heard gunshots at about 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2013, and saw a truck leaving the scene with one male driver. Firefighters called to the home discovered a white pickup truck belonging to Katahdin Forest Products aflame against the residence.

One hour later, the Island Falls Fire Department was called to extinguish a fire on Richardson Road in Island Falls, where another pickup truck was found burning. Farren said in the affidavit that police determined that truck belonged to the mechanic’s garage that Kitchen owned with his family. Another firearm found inside that vehicle belonged to Davis.

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http://www.bowersfuneral.com/book-of-memories/1677477/Kitchen-Michael/obituary.php?Printable=true

Double Murder – Killed – Michael Kitchen (Oakfield, ME)

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he medical examiner’s office has positively identified the second body found in a burned out home in Oakfield Monday as that of 49-year-old Heidi Pratt.

32-year-old Matthew Davis of Houlton is charged with two counts of murder in connection with the deaths.

The medical examiner says Pratt died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

51-year-old Michael Kitchen died from multiple gunshots wounds.

Police say Davis first crashed his truck into a building at Katahdin Forest Products Monday morning and stole a truck from the company. They say he then drove to the couple’s house in Oakfield, killed them, then set their house and a pick-up on fire.

Davis then reportedly stole a truck from their garage, drove it to Island Falls, set that on fire and got into a kayak.

According to police, Davis took the kayak across the lake and stole another car.

Police arrested him Monday morning on Beaver Dam Point Road.

HOULTON, Maine — As the local man accused of killing an Oakfield couple early Monday made his first court appearance Wednesday, an affidavit provided more details but still no motive.

Matthew Davis, 32, appeared in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton by videoconference from the Aroostook County Jail. Several of his family members were in the courtroom for the 11:30 a.m. hearing, but they could not see his face on the screen from where they were sitting.

Davis was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Michael Kitchen, 51, and Heidi Pratt, 49, both of Oakfield, at the couple’s home at 331 Oakfield-Smyrna Road. According to the affidavit written by Maine State Police Detective Elmer Farren, both victims were found dead in the bedroom of the home, which Davis allegedly set on fire.

According to an affidavit written by Maine State Police Detective Elmer Farren, neighbors of the victims heard gunshots at about 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2013, and saw a truck leaving the scene with one male driver. Firefighters called to the home discovered a white pickup truck belonging to Katahdin Forest Products aflame against the residence.

One hour later, the Island Falls Fire Department was called to extinguish a fire on Richardson Road in Island Falls, where another pickup truck was found burning. Farren said in the affidavit that police determined that truck belonged to the mechanic’s garage that Kitchen owned with his family. Another firearm found inside that vehicle belonged to Davis.

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http://www.bowersfuneral.com/book-of-memories/1677477/Kitchen-Michael/obituary.php?Printable=true

Double Shooting – Killed – Lynn Arsenault (Belfast, ME)

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A Belfast man accused of killing a woman and wounding her son has admitted to it.

44 year old Todd Gilday was in a Belfast courtroom this morning where he pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Court documents say, he forced his way into a house on waldo avenue in Belfast last August and shot 55-year-old Lynn Arsenault and her son, 22-year-old Matthew Day, Arsenault died.

Arsenault’s son, 22-year-old Mathew Day, was also shot the night his mother died, but survived. Eastern Maine Medical Center is not releasing his information or current medical condition.

Belfast police and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office went to the scene of the shooting at 11 p.m. Wednesday. A neighbor of the victims said he first heard arguing late Wednesday night in the run-down yellow house on Waldo Avenue, then a gunshot, then a woman screaming.

Riley told police that a man had come to the house and been met by Day at the door. The two argued, and Day tried to close the door to keep the man out of the house. But the man pushed through the door, shattering the glass. He shot Arsenault, and then shot Day before leaving.

http://wabi.tv/2014/07/21/belfast-man-pleads-guilty-killing-woman/

http://midcoast.wcsh6.com/news/news/614203-candlelight-vigil-held-memory-lynn-arsenault

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/29/news/midcoast/police-looking-for-armed-suspect-in-belfast-homicide/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/09/04/police-belfast-suspect-knew-male-victim_2013-09-04/

http://www.centralmaine.com/2013/08/29/woman-killed-man-hurt-in-belfast-shooting/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/10/30/accused_belfast_shooter_pleads_not_guilty_/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Lynn-M.-Arsenault-96361361

http://maine.obituaries.funeral.com/2013/10/25/lynn-vigue-arsenault-garland-belfast-august-28-2013/

Double Shooting – Wounded- Man (Belfast, ME)

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A Belfast man accused of killing a woman and wounding her son has admitted to it.

44 year old Todd Gilday was in a Belfast courtroom this morning where he pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Court documents say, he forced his way into a house on waldo avenue in Belfast last August and shot 55-year-old Lynn Arsenault and her son, 22-year-old Matthew Day, Arsenault died.

Arsenault’s son, 22-year-old Mathew Day, was also shot the night his mother died, but survived. Eastern Maine Medical Center is not releasing his information or current medical condition.

Belfast police and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office went to the scene of the shooting at 11 p.m. Wednesday. A neighbor of the victims said he first heard arguing late Wednesday night in the run-down yellow house on Waldo Avenue, then a gunshot, then a woman screaming.

Riley told police that a man had come to the house and been met by Day at the door. The two argued, and Day tried to close the door to keep the man out of the house. But the man pushed through the door, shattering the glass. He shot Arsenault, and then shot Day before leaving.

http://wabi.tv/2014/07/21/belfast-man-pleads-guilty-killing-woman/

http://midcoast.wcsh6.com/news/news/614203-candlelight-vigil-held-memory-lynn-arsenault

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/29/news/midcoast/police-looking-for-armed-suspect-in-belfast-homicide/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/09/04/police-belfast-suspect-knew-male-victim_2013-09-04/

http://www.centralmaine.com/2013/08/29/woman-killed-man-hurt-in-belfast-shooting/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/10/30/accused_belfast_shooter_pleads_not_guilty_/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Lynn-M.-Arsenault-96361361

http://maine.obituaries.funeral.com/2013/10/25/lynn-vigue-arsenault-garland-belfast-august-28-2013/

Killed – Manuel Adame (Turner, ME)

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TURNER – The man killed at a central Maine egg farm Monday died from a single gunshot that wounded him in the chest and neck, police said Wednesday. Police say they located relatives of Manuel Adame, 57, in Texas and notified them of his death. Adame had worked for the former DeCoster Egg Farm, now operated by Moark Egg Farm, for many years.

Police also identified Michael Warbin of Franklin, Conn., as the man who fired the shot from the .22-caliber rifle that killed Adame. Warbin, 44, was shooting at rodents and stray chickens in an effort to clear out an egg house.

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man hired to shoot rodents at a Maine egg farm has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for accidentally fatally shooting a farm worker.

The Sun Journal reports that Michael Warbin of Franklin, Connecticut, pleaded no contest to manslaughter in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Tuesday in connection with the August 2013 shooting of Manuel Adame.

As part of a plea deal, the 45-year-old Warbin will serve 45 days of a three-year sentence, four years’ probation, and perform 500 hours of community service.

The egg house where Warbin was working is 500 feet long and poorly lit. Police said they believe Warbin was at one end, firing into the building, and Adame was at the other end. Warbin was using a Smith & Wesson Model MP15-22 rifle equipped with a telescopic lens, according to the indictment against him.

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/08/21/egg-worker-died-from-gunshot-wound-to-neck-and-chest/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/21/news/lewiston-auburn/state-police-identify-victim-of-turner-egg-farm-shooting/

http://wabi.tv/2014/10/15/man-gets-45-days-egg-farm-shooting/

http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/central/conn-man-indicted-in-maine-chicken-farm-death/22365692

http://www.centralmaine.com/2013/10/31/man_accused_of_turner_egg_farm_shooting_pleads_not_guilty_/

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/10/31/suspect-court-maine-egg-farm-shooting/svrcrUPZsTDormZ16qP7TN/story.html

Killed – Robert Bellfleur (East Millinocket, ME)

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Late on Saturday night, August 17, 2013, Robert Bellfleur, 78, was shot and killed during an armed confrontation outside his home in Grindstone by Officer Seth Burnes of the East Millinocket Police Department. It is the responsibility of the Office of the Attorney General to determine whether the officer was acting in self-defense or in the defense of someone else at the time he employed deadly force. Facts

Brian and Marlene Badger reside on the Frazier Road[1] in Grindstone Township, a seasonal residence from which they have operated a bear hunting guide service for the past three years. Their closest neighbor was Robert Bellfleur, Sr., 78, who lived alone in a residence across the road. Frazier Road is a dead-end road and the two residences are at the terminus.

On Saturday evening, August 17, 2013, the Badgers’ attention was drawn outside to the flashing of headlamps from what turned out to be Mr. Bellfleur in his vehicle at his residence. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Badger looked out the window and observed Mr. Bellfleur staggering up the steps to the Badgers’ front door. Mr. Bellfleur fell on the steps, got up, and continued to the front door. Mrs. Badger opened the door and was met by Mr. Bellfleur, who immediately started yelling and cursing at Mr. and Mrs. Badger over the hunting practice of baiting bears. Mrs. Badger could smell an odor of intoxicants emanating from Mr. Bellfleur. Mr. Bellfleur threatened to kill the Badgers and burn their house down. Mr. and Mrs. Badger had seen Mr. Bellfleur intoxicated on many occasions during the three years they were neighbors, but on this occasion he was more agitated than before. Mr. Badger told Mr. Bellfleur to go home. Concerned about the tenor of Mr. Bellfleur’s behavior, and especially the threats to kill the Badgers and burn their house down, Mr. Badger directly telephoned Patricia McLaughlin, a Penobscot County deputy sheriff, for advice. The call was made at 8:39 p.m. Deputy McLaughlin said that she would come to the Badger residence to be sure that Mr. Bellfleur had in fact left.

At the time she received the call from Mr. Badger, Deputy McLaughlin had been assisting East Millinocket police officers Seth Burnes and Brad Fitzgerald with a traffic stop. Deputy McLaughlin requested assistance from the two officers with Mr. Bellfleur because she knew from past information and experience that Mr. Bellfleur could be aggressive toward law enforcement. For example, as recently as April 2013, Mr. Bellfleur called the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center after having been issued harassment warnings by the Sheriff’s Office and said that he would shoot any officer who came to his house and attempted to arrest him. At 8:42 p.m., Mr. Badger called Deputy McLaughlin back and told her that Mr. Bellfleur had left the residence. Mr. Badger asked her not to respond because he was concerned that a police presence might anger Mr. Bellfleur even more, causing him to follow through with the threat to burn their house down. However, at 8:49 p.m., Mr. Bellfleur returned to the Badger residence, and again threatened to kill the Badgers and burn their house down. He also continued to harangue them over their bear hunting practices. Mrs. Badger called Deputy McLaughlin back and informed her that Mr. Bellfleur was back and was continuing his threats.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy McLaughlin and the two East Millinocket police officers, Seth Burnes and Brad Fitzgerald, arrived at the Badger residence. Each officer arrived in separate, marked cruisers; all three officers were in uniform. Deputy McLaughlin illuminated the front of the Badger residence and observed Mr. and Mrs. Badger on their porch attempting to persuade Mr. Bellfleur to leave their door step and go home. Deputy McLaughlin approached Mr. Bellfleur, who she observed to be very intoxicated, instructed him to leave the property, and told him not to return or he would be arrested for criminal trespass. Mr. Bellfleur argued with Deputy McLaughlin and she ordered him at least four separate times to leave the Badger residence or face arrest. Mr. Bellfleur, in preparing to leave, stated that if any of the officers went onto his property, they would be shot. As he was leaving, he yelled, “This isn’t going to be another Ruby Ridge! You are not going to shoot me in the back.” The officers watched Mr. Bellfleur walk out of sight in the direction of his residence.

Standing outside her residence with her husband and the three officers, Mrs. Badger noticed all of the lights in Mr. Bellfleur’s residence go out, which she found unusual. Mr. Bellfleur could still be heard yelling from his residence. A few moments later, the Badgers and the three police officers, all still standing outside the Badger’s residence, heard a gunshot, which appeared to have come from Mr. Bellfleur’s residence. The Badgers ran into their residence and the officers used their vehicles for cover.

Officer Fitzgerald turned his vehicle around and illuminated the front porch area of Mr. Bellfleur’s residence, a distance of approximately 200 feet, with the headlights and spotlight of his cruiser. Officer Fitzgerald could see Mr. Bellfleur standing in his doorway on the porch holding a long gun (rifle or shotgun) in his hands.

Officer Burnes retrieved his carbine rifle from his vehicle, took a position using his vehicle for cover, and focused on Mr. Bellfleur’s front porch. With the area illuminated by Officer’s Fitzgerald’s lights, Officer Burnes observed Mr. Bellfleur step out of his residence onto the porch with the long gun in the “ready position,” which he described as not quite raised at shoulder height, but with both hands on the weapon and pointed directly at the officers. The long gun was later determined to be a 12 gauge shotgun.

Officer Burnes fired three rounds at Mr. Bellfleur and Mr. Bellfleur immediately fell backward through the open door, which shut behind him. It was unknown immediately if Mr. Bellfleur had been injured or if he was hiding in the residence. The officers waited for the State Police Tactical Team to arrive and approach the house in a protected vehicle. It was then determined that Mr. Bellfleur was deceased.

Later investigation determined that one of the rounds missed altogether, one round struck the side of the residence, and one round struck Mr. Bellfleur in the chest. The impact of the bullet caused him to drop his weapon and fall backward through the open door of his residence. Examination of the scene during the subsequent investigation determined that Mr. Bellfleur had stood on his front porch with his right shoulder leaning against a screen door. An interior door was open. When Mr. Bellfleur was shot, he dropped his weapon, fell into his residence, and the screen door closed behind him.

Detectives from the Office of the Attorney General went to the scene in Grindstone to conduct an investigation. They were assisted by several members of the State Police, including evidence technicians and detectives. A later postmortem examination and autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta determined that Mr. Bellfleur died from blood loss as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest that perforated a lung. It was also determined that Mr. Bellfleur’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his death was 0.146%. The scene investigation and post mortem examination were consistent with the accounts given by the officers and witnesses.

Analysis and Conclusion The Attorney General is charged by law with investigating any law enforcement officer who uses deadly force while acting in the performance of the officer’s duties. The sole purpose of the Attorney General’s investigation in this matter was to determine whether self-defense or the defense of others, as defined by law, was reasonably generated by the facts so as to preclude criminal prosecution of Officer Burnes. The review did not include an analysis of potential civil liability, whether any administrative action is warranted, or whether the use of deadly force could have been averted. Under Maine law, for any person, including a law enforcement officer, to be justified in using deadly force in self-defense or the defense of others, two requirements must be met. First, the person must actually and reasonably believe that deadly force is imminently threatened against the person or someone else, and, second, the person must actually and reasonably believe that deadly force is necessary to counter that imminent threat.

Whether a use of force is reasonable is based on the totality of the particular circumstances, and must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, allowing for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second decisions about the amount of force necessary in a particular situation. The analysis requires careful attention to the facts and circumstances of a particular case, including the severity of the crime at issue, whether the suspect poses an immediate threat to the safety of officers or others, and whether the suspect is actively resisting arrest or attempting to evade arrest by flight.

Attorney General Janet T. Mills has concluded that at the time Officer Burnes shot Mr. Bellfleur, he reasonably believed that unlawful deadly force was being imminently threatened against him and the other officers, and it was reasonable for him to believe that it was necessary for him to use deadly force to protect himself and the other officers from deadly force. The officer acted in self-defense and in the defense of the other persons present.

http://www.maine.gov/ag/news/article.shtml?id=610725

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/18/news/penobscot/grindstone-incident-involves-penobscot-county-special-response-team-officer-involved-shooting/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/20/news/penobscot/east-millinocket-police-officer-cleared-in-shooting-of-grindstone-man-in-august/

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/01/16/news/penobscot/police-agencies-to-review-grindstone-shooting-east-millinocket-chief-says/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/19/news/penobscot/grindstone-man-shot-by-police-died-of-neck-chest-wound/

http://wabi.tv/2013/08/18/ags-office-man-killed-after-confrontation-with-police-in-grindstone/

Killed – Jesse Sinclair (Lamoine, ME)

Jesse Sinclair

LAMOINE, Maine — A local man has died after he accidentally shot himself last weekend, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred Saturday, Aug. 3, at a home on Birchlawn Drive, the sheriff’s office indicated Thursday in a prepared release. Jesse Sinclair, 19, was inside the house when he suffered a single gunshot wound that appears to have been accidental, police said in the release.

Sinclair was taken by ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, and then to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he later died, according to the sheriff’s office.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/08/news/hancock/police-lamoine-teen-dies-from-accidental-gunshot-wound/

http://wabi.tv/2013/08/09/accidental-shooting-victim-dies/

http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/obituary/jesse-alan-sinclair

http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/man-dead-from-accidental-gunshot-wound

 

Triple Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Police Officer (Calais, ME)

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CALAIS — Maine’s attorney general says it was reasonable for two police officers to believe they had to use deadly force in a July domestic violence-related shooting in Calais.

Police shot 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at his home on July 3. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca. The woman was fleeing with her son.

Pinney later died; an autopsy showed he was struck twice in the chest and once in the arm by bullets fired from one of the officers, but that he actually killed himself, firing a gun at his head.

Sherrard and the baby recovered from their wounds.

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — State police said a shooting in the eastern Maine town of Calais left one man dead and a woman and baby wounded.

Police said the shooting Wednesday evening was an act of domestic violence.

Police said officers shot and killed 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at a home on Main Street. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca.

Sherrard is undergoing treatment for serious gunshot wounds at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The baby also was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot.

A police officer was grazed by a bullet but is expected to make a full recovery.

State police and the Maine attorney general’s office are investigating the shooting.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130705-NEWS-307050387

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/13/news/down-east/maine-attorney-general-rules-police-justified-in-calais-shooting/

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/05/news/down-east/details-blurry-on-calais-shootings-police-wont-release-new-information-for-several-weeks/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/03/news/down-east/man-dead-three-others-including-a-baby-wounded-in-calais-shooting/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/733774/Pinney-Daniel.php

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_AG_justifies_use_deadly_force_in_Calais_shooting.html

Triple Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Woman (Calais, ME)

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CALAIS — Maine’s attorney general says it was reasonable for two police officers to believe they had to use deadly force in a July domestic violence-related shooting in Calais.

Police shot 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at his home on July 3. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca. The woman was fleeing with her son.

Pinney later died; an autopsy showed he was struck twice in the chest and once in the arm by bullets fired from one of the officers, but that he actually killed himself, firing a gun at his head.

Sherrard and the baby recovered from their wounds.

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — State police said a shooting in the eastern Maine town of Calais left one man dead and a woman and baby wounded.

Police said the shooting Wednesday evening was an act of domestic violence.

Police said officers shot and killed 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at a home on Main Street. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca.

Sherrard is undergoing treatment for serious gunshot wounds at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The baby also was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot.

A police officer was grazed by a bullet but is expected to make a full recovery.

State police and the Maine attorney general’s office are investigating the shooting.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130705-NEWS-307050387

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/13/news/down-east/maine-attorney-general-rules-police-justified-in-calais-shooting/

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/05/news/down-east/details-blurry-on-calais-shootings-police-wont-release-new-information-for-several-weeks/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/03/news/down-east/man-dead-three-others-including-a-baby-wounded-in-calais-shooting/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/733774/Pinney-Daniel.php

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_AG_justifies_use_deadly_force_in_Calais_shooting.html

Triple Attempted Murder/Suicide – Daniel Pinney (Calais, ME)

Daniel Pinney

CALAIS — Maine’s attorney general says it was reasonable for two police officers to believe they had to use deadly force in a July domestic violence-related shooting in Calais.

Police shot 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at his home on July 3. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca. The woman was fleeing with her son.

Pinney later died; an autopsy showed he was struck twice in the chest and once in the arm by bullets fired from one of the officers, but that he actually killed himself, firing a gun at his head.

Sherrard and the baby recovered from their wounds.

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — State police said a shooting in the eastern Maine town of Calais left one man dead and a woman and baby wounded.

Police said the shooting Wednesday evening was an act of domestic violence.

Police said officers shot and killed 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at a home on Main Street. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca.

Sherrard is undergoing treatment for serious gunshot wounds at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The baby also was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot.

A police officer was grazed by a bullet but is expected to make a full recovery.

State police and the Maine attorney general’s office are investigating the shooting.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130705-NEWS-307050387

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/13/news/down-east/maine-attorney-general-rules-police-justified-in-calais-shooting/

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/05/news/down-east/details-blurry-on-calais-shootings-police-wont-release-new-information-for-several-weeks/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/03/news/down-east/man-dead-three-others-including-a-baby-wounded-in-calais-shooting/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/733774/Pinney-Daniel.php

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_AG_justifies_use_deadly_force_in_Calais_shooting.html

Triple Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Baby (Calais, ME)

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CALAIS — Maine’s attorney general says it was reasonable for two police officers to believe they had to use deadly force in a July domestic violence-related shooting in Calais.

Police shot 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at his home on July 3. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca. The woman was fleeing with her son.

Pinney later died; an autopsy showed he was struck twice in the chest and once in the arm by bullets fired from one of the officers, but that he actually killed himself, firing a gun at his head.

Sherrard and the baby recovered from their wounds.

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — State police said a shooting in the eastern Maine town of Calais left one man dead and a woman and baby wounded.

Police said the shooting Wednesday evening was an act of domestic violence.

Police said officers shot and killed 26-year-old Daniel Pinney shortly after arriving at a home on Main Street. They said Pinney had shot 21-year-old Megan Sherrard and their 6-week-old son, Luca.

Sherrard is undergoing treatment for serious gunshot wounds at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The baby also was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot.

A police officer was grazed by a bullet but is expected to make a full recovery.

State police and the Maine attorney general’s office are investigating the shooting.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130705-NEWS-307050387

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/13/news/down-east/maine-attorney-general-rules-police-justified-in-calais-shooting/

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/05/news/down-east/details-blurry-on-calais-shootings-police-wont-release-new-information-for-several-weeks/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/03/news/down-east/man-dead-three-others-including-a-baby-wounded-in-calais-shooting/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/733774/Pinney-Daniel.php

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_AG_justifies_use_deadly_force_in_Calais_shooting.html

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Nicholas Dorrington (Freeport, ME)

Nicholas Dorrington

FREEPORT — A father and son were found shot to death Tuesday at a Durham Road home in an apparent murder-suicide, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said.

The two men were identified as John Dorrington, 66, and his son, Nicholas Dorrington, 32, he said.

“It appears the dad shot his son and then turned the gun on himself,” McCausland said.

State Police Sgt. Chris Harriman said the bodies were found at about 10 a.m. by the wife and mother of the victims, Joyce Dorrington, after one of the men didn’t show up at work Tuesday morning.

http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2013/06/25/update-murder-suicide-suspected-deaths-2-freeport/165108

http://www.kjonline.com/news/maine-Police-find-two-bodies-at-Freeport-home.html

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/06/25/news/portland/two-found-dead-in-freeport-home/

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=165590770

http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2013/07/02/nicholas-nick-dorrington-32/165730

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Nicholas-Dorrington&lc=1640&pid=165585704&mid=5585445

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Nicholas-Dorrington&lc=1640&pid=165585704&mid=5585445

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=165590765

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=165590765

http://www.tributes.com/show/John-Edward-Dorrington-96039389

Murder/Suicide – John Dorrington (Freeport, ME)

John Dorrington

FREEPORT — A father and son were found shot to death Tuesday at a Durham Road home in an apparent murder-suicide, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said.

The two men were identified as John Dorrington, 66, and his son, Nicholas Dorrington, 32, he said.

“It appears the dad shot his son and then turned the gun on himself,” McCausland said.

State Police Sgt. Chris Harriman said the bodies were found at about 10 a.m. by the wife and mother of the victims, Joyce Dorrington, after one of the men didn’t show up at work Tuesday morning.

http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2013/06/25/update-murder-suicide-suspected-deaths-2-freeport/165108

http://www.kjonline.com/news/maine-Police-find-two-bodies-at-Freeport-home.html

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/06/25/news/portland/two-found-dead-in-freeport-home/

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=165590770

http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2013/07/02/nicholas-nick-dorrington-32/165730

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Nicholas-Dorrington&lc=1640&pid=165585704&mid=5585445

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Nicholas-Dorrington&lc=1640&pid=165585704&mid=5585445

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=165590765

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=165590765

http://www.tributes.com/show/John-Edward-Dorrington-96039389

Killed – Charles Raybine (Biddeford, ME)

Charles Raybine

BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford man was shot to death in front of an apartment complex early Tuesday in a crime that left residents on edge and worried about their safety.

Charles Raybine, 47, was shot to death in front of Parish Place Apartments at 41 Birch St., a mile away from his home at 6 Rathier St. The shooter is still at large, and police are treating the case as a homicide.

The shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m., Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said in a statement. Raybine’s body was in a car parked in front of the complex, which is near the intersection of Birch and Alfred streets, about six blocks south of Main Street.

BIDDEFORD — An Old Orchard Beach resident considered a suspect in the alleged murder of a Biddeford man earlier this year was arrested the day of the killing and has been in jail ever since.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Biddeford-homicide-victim-had-survived-2003-shooting.html

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/26/news/portland/man-found-shot-to-death-in-car-in-biddeford-identified-had-been-shot-in-2003/

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Suspect-pleads-not-guilty-to-killing-man-in-Biddeford-parking-lot.html

http://archive.bangordailynews.com/2003/04/17/biddeford-man-admits-shooting-saco-resident/

http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories/stories/wgme_vid_16068.shtml

http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/York-County/Victim-ID-d-in-deadly-Biddeford-shooting/-/9284124/19469130/-/cfs0lf/-/index.html

http://www.journaltribune.com/articles/2013/05/24/news/doc519e2380b0c01233159919.txt

http://www.wcsh6.com/rss/article/236742/2/Man-found-shot-to-death-in-car-in-Biddeford

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=charles-j-raybine&pid=164141785

http://www.hopememorial.com/obituaries_details.php?person_id=680

Murder/Suicide – Sheila Sykora (Chapman, ME)

Sheila Sykora

CHAPMAN, Maine – State police say the death of an elderly couple who’d recently moved from Missouri to Maine was a murder-suicide.

The state medical examiner’s office concluded Friday that 81-year-old Marcus Sykora and his 77-year-old wife, Sheila Sykora, both died from single gunshots to the head.

The couple had recently moved from Kansas City, Missouri to the northern Maine town of Chapman to live with their daughter.

Police say the daughter was in another section of the house when the shootings took place Thursday. She heard the gunshots, went to her parent’s apartment, and then called 911.

Detectives say Marcus Sykora shot his wife and then turned the handgun on himself. Marcus Sykora died at the scene; his wife was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say both had had medical issues.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said that Marcus Sykora, 81, shot his wife, 77-year-old Sheila Sykora, and then turned the gun on himself. He died in the basement of his daughter’s home at 2184 Chapman Road and his wife was found there seriously injured. She was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital but died a short time later.

After receiving the 911 call from the home about 11:20 a.m., first responders from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Warden Service arrived at the dwelling to find the man was dead and his wife seriously injured.

State police detectives spent Thursday collecting evidence from the scene and remained through the night, according to Lt. Chris Coleman.

http://www.komu.com/news/maine-couple-s-deaths-ruled-murder-suicide/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/08/news/aroostook/autopsy-results-expected-in-death-of-chapman-couple/?ref=search

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/08/news/aroostook/autopsy-results-expected-in-death-of-chapman-couple/

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/07/news/aroostook/couple-found-dead-in-aroostook-county/

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2013/03/08/maine-couple-deaths-ruled-murder-suicide/3GB0LYdWvLca8FFEJ3Ul6I/story.html

http://wabi.tv/2013/03/08/deaths-of-elderly-couple-in-aroostook-county-ruled-murder-suicide/

http://obituaries.bangordailynews.com/obituaries/bdnmaine/obituary.aspx?pid=163615096

Murder/Suicide – Marcus Sykor (Chapman, ME)

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CHAPMAN, Maine – State police say the death of an elderly couple who’d recently moved from Missouri to Maine was a murder-suicide.

The state medical examiner’s office concluded Friday that 81-year-old Marcus Sykora and his 77-year-old wife, Sheila Sykora, both died from single gunshots to the head.

The couple had recently moved from Kansas City, Missouri to the northern Maine town of Chapman to live with their daughter.

Police say the daughter was in another section of the house when the shootings took place Thursday. She heard the gunshots, went to her parent’s apartment, and then called 911.

Detectives say Marcus Sykora shot his wife and then turned the handgun on himself. Marcus Sykora died at the scene; his wife was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say both had had medical issues.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said that Marcus Sykora, 81, shot his wife, 77-year-old Sheila Sykora, and then turned the gun on himself. He died in the basement of his daughter’s home at 2184 Chapman Road and his wife was found there seriously injured. She was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital but died a short time later.

After receiving the 911 call from the home about 11:20 a.m., first responders from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Warden Service arrived at the dwelling to find the man was dead and his wife seriously injured.

State police detectives spent Thursday collecting evidence from the scene and remained through the night, according to Lt. Chris Coleman.

http://www.komu.com/news/maine-couple-s-deaths-ruled-murder-suicide/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/08/news/aroostook/autopsy-results-expected-in-death-of-chapman-couple/?ref=search

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/08/news/aroostook/autopsy-results-expected-in-death-of-chapman-couple/

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/07/news/aroostook/couple-found-dead-in-aroostook-county/

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2013/03/08/maine-couple-deaths-ruled-murder-suicide/3GB0LYdWvLca8FFEJ3Ul6I/story.html

http://wabi.tv/2013/03/08/deaths-of-elderly-couple-in-aroostook-county-ruled-murder-suicide/

http://obituaries.bangordailynews.com/obituaries/bdnmaine/obituary.aspx?pid=163615096

Killed – Shirley Leighton (Falmouth, ME)

Shirley Leighton

PORTLAND — Shirley Leighton of Falmouth was walking to the telephone Friday, intending to call a psychiatric facility in Westbrook to have her son Andrew committed, when he shot her in the back of the head with a gun he had bought the day before, according to a Maine State Police affidavit.

FALMOUTH — Thomas Leighton, 71, returned home after taking his Labrador retriever for an hour-long walk shortly before 6 p.m. on May 3, presumably to let things settle after having an argument with his 46-year-old son, Andrew.

After Andrew Leighton surrendered about 11 p.m. Friday, officers went into the house and found Shirley Leighton’s body in the living room. Andrew Leighton was taken to Maine Medical Center for an evaluation and was charged with murder when he was released.

http://www.kjonline.com/news/Falmouth-man-charged-with-killing-mother-to-undergo-evaluation.html?pagenum=full

http://www.theforecaster.net/node/159193

http://www.theforecaster.net/node/160054

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Police-Standoff-in-Falmouth.html

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/06/news/portland/attorney-falmouth-man-who-allegedly-killed-mother-hears-voices/

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=164701049

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Shirley-Leighton&lc=1640&pid=164693715&mid=5524834

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/06/news/portland/attorney-falmouth-man-who-allegedly-killed-mother-hears-voices/

Wounded – Man (Biddeford, ME)

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BIDDEFORD, Maine —A Biddeford man suffered a gunshot wound to the knee on Tuesday morning when he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun.

Deputy Chief JoAnne Fisk said Donald Williamson was cleaning a .45-caliber automatic firearm at his residence at 21 Harding St. when the gun discharged. The bullet struck Williamson in the knee. Williamson taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford for treatment, Fisk said. His injuries are not life threatening, she said.

http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/Biddeford-police-investigate-accidental-shooting/-/8792012/17965194/-/ars2aj/-/index.html

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/226458/314/Police-on-scene-of-another-shooting-in-Biddeford