Courts and Crime

A standoff outside a Lewiston apartment building has reportedly been resolved, though police remain on the scene, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

In a statement, Lewiston police said, "Several calls reporting gun shots and fighting were received beginning just minutes before 3:00 am this (Saturday) morning. Officers immediately responded to learn some of those involved had fled into an apartment building at 21 Walnut St. and surrounded the building."

Maine State Police are investigating a domestic violence homicide, the first murder of the year.

A federal appeals court in Boston took up the case of three Maine families who are challenging a long-standing state law prohibiting public tuition payments to religious schools.

A Maine game warden will pay a $300 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after an off-duty incident at a Bangor concert last summer.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

A former Maine attorney for the Passamaquoddy tribe — allegedly framed by police and later convicted of felony possession of six marijuana cigarettes more than 50 years ago — has received a posthumous pardon from Gov. Janet Mills.

The Maine attorney general’s office has identified the teenager killed during an armed confrontation with a sheriff’s deputy in Limerick on Friday night.

A spokesperson for the Maine Attorney General’s office, Marc Malon, says Christopher Camacho, 16, died after being shot by York County Deputy Sheriff Robert Carr.

“The Office of the Attorney General is investigating the incident, as we do with all officer-involved uses of deadly force,” he says.

The State of Maine has filed suit against the former owners of Castle Builders Inc. for allegedly using deceptive marketing practices that resulted in dozens of people paying for contracting work that they never got.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

After eight days of testimony, a jury in Waldo County Superior Courty found Sharon Carrillo guilty Wednesday of depraved indifference murder in the abuse death of her 10-year-0ld daughter Marissa Kennedy.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

Sharon Carrillo has been found guilty of depraved indifference murder in the beating death of her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated about 4 1/2 hours. Carrillo cried as the verdict was read.

Carrillo faces 25 years to life in prison, and her sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Carrillo’s attorney Chris MacLean expressed disappointment with the verdict handed down in Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast. He says his client intends to fight for the lowest possible sentence.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The fate of Sharon Carrillo now rests with a Waldo County Superior Court jury.

Two Bridges Regional Jail

Maine State Police have charged a Freeport man with murder in connection with the random stabbing death of 82-year-old James Pearson. The retired teacher and Christmas tree farmer was killed in the front yard of his home in Scarborough on Sunday.

An 82-year-old man was attacked in his front yard Sunday in the town of Scarborough and later died at a hospital, Maine State Police said.

Maine Insurer Is Arguing For Billions In ACA Money At The US Supreme Court Tuesday

Dec 10, 2019
Dreamstime/TNS / via Bangor Daily News

Three insurers — including one from Maine — will argue for $12 billion in suspended payments under the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in a long-running case against the federal government.

Today is the second day in the trial of Sharon Carrillo, who’s charged with depraved indifference murder for the abuse death of her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy.