Courts and Crime

A 77-year-old man who stabbed a woman at least 11 times outside a laundromat while her 11-year-old twins watched has been convicted of murder.

BELFAST, Maine - An attorney for the mother of a 10-year-old girl killed in February 2018 says he will ask the state to dismiss murder charges against her, if the girl's stepfather pleads guilty.

The stepfather accused of killing 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy last year will change his plea to guilty.

BRIDGTON, Maine - Police say they have arrested a man for attacking a car dealer and his wife inside their home.

BANGOR, Maine - A Nepalese man has told federal court that he paid a Maine woman to marry him so he could stay in the country.

Tribal leaders and advocates say they will keep pushing for a bill that would give two Maine tribes jurisdiction over some domestic violence cases.

A new rule that limits referrals by abortion providers will not take effect in Maine or any other state, due to a Federal Appeals Court action.

The Androscoggin County District Attorney’s Office will not file charges in the case of an alleged sexual assault that involved two students at Lisbon High School in April, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

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A federal judge has ruled that a Maine law prohibiting the use of publicly-funded tuition at religious schools is constitutional.

Maine Public File

A Maine State Prison inmate has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and Wellpath LLC, a private contractor that provides medical care to prisoners.

Maine Woman Sentenced To 50 Years For Killing 4-Year-Old

Jun 25, 2019
Beth Brogan / Bangor Daily News

WISCASSET, Maine — Superior Court Justice William Stokes sentenced Shawna Gatto to 50 years for the murder of 4-year-old Kendall Chick.

After a week-long trial in April, Stokes found Gatto guilty of depraved indifference murder.

Chick was the granddaughter of Gatto’s fiance, Stephen Hood. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services removed Chick from her mother’s custody and placed her with Gatto and Hood three years before her death on Dec. 8, 2017.

Julie Pike / Maine Public

A week after his trial began, John Williams has been found guilty in the murder of Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Cole.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A hearing is set to determine whether one of three teens charged in the strangling and stabbing a Maine woman should be tried as an adult.

PORTLAND, Maine - Jurors have begun deliberations in the murder trial of a Maine man who's accused of placing a gun to the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger.

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PORTLAND, Maine - The trial of a Maine man who's accused of killing a sheriff's deputy by pressing a gun to his neck and pulling the trigger has been delayed.