1st Trials Since March Moving Forward This Week In Maine

Sep 15, 2020

BANGOR, Maine - Maine is preparing this week for the first trials since March. In Penobscot County, a man charged in a 2017 killing in Cherryfield is going on trial on a murder charge.

In Kennebec County, two juries already have been selected for a couple of drunken-driving trials.

Court officials have described these cases as pilots, meant to iron out the wrinkles that will surely arise during a pandemic. Judges, clerks, attorneys and advocates are watching closely.

Maine has had more than 4,900 cases of the virus.