Courts and Crime

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Julio Carrillo has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the death of his stepdaughter Marissa Kennedy.

Carrillo was sentenced in Waldo County Superior Court Wednesday, several weeks after he pleaded guilty to murder in the 10-year-old’s abuse death that prompted an overhaul of Maine’s child welfare system.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine man who pleaded guilty to killing his stepdaughter in a high-profile case that spurred child welfare reform is due to be sentenced.

THOMASTON, Maine - Police say a New York woman tipped off police that a man might be targeting a Walmart in Maine, prompting the temporary evacuation of the store in Thomaston last week.

Bangor Police have arrested a 46-year-old man who allegedly made several attempts to contact a minor child.

Police in Maine have arrested a school district's former top finance official on two counts of possession of sexually explicit material.

BIDDEFORD, Maine - Court filings show a Maine landlord who killed two tenants in 2012 had threatened to shoot one in front of a police officer, but officers never asked if he had a gun.

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A Superior Court jury has found that an anti-abortion activist from Lisbon violated the Maine Civil Rights Act by yelling so loudly outside a Planned Parenthood facility in Portland that he disrupted patients and workers inside.

A Maine man charged in the sexual assault and murder of a woman in Alaska in a long-unsolved cold case has pleaded not guilty.

A Maine game warden who was charged with assaulting a concertgoer is facing additional charges of unlawful sexual touching and disorderly conduct.

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A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and murder charges in the death of a woman at the University of Alaska Fairbanks 26 years ago.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine woman charged in the fatal beating of her 10-year-old daughter wants prosecutors to return seven cellphones that her attorneys believe contain evidence that could exonerate her.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a West Virginia man accused of gunning down a motorist on Interstate 81 more than 5{ years ago.

A Maine court has upheld a city's tax on solar panels that seven families challenged in court.

A Maine man whose wife was slain inside of a supermarket two years ago is appealing a federal court's dismissal of his lawsuit against the grocery chain.

A Maine judge is ordering a 21-year-old man held without bail in the wake of his arrest stemming from a fatal shooting in a parking lot.