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Maine Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested on Plane at JFK Airport

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine State Police say a man wanted in connection with an alleged hit-and-run death in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon was taken off a plane this morning at the JFK airport in New York, about 10 minutes before the flight was due to leave for Haiti.

State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says authorities expect to charge Evaristo Deus, 33, with murder in the death of his 32-year-old girlfriend, Laudrinha Kubeloso, who was four months pregnant.

"He was taken off a plane by the New York Port Authority, and has been held there for questioning," McCausland says. "We will send detectives to New York to begin that process."

McCausland says the SUV Deus used to strike Kubeloso was located this morning in a parking lot at the University of New England campus in Portland.