A Prentiss man is behind bars today, in connection with the death of a Penobscot County man. Police found 70-year-old Mario Litterio’s body Saturday morning in the woods near the Tar Ridge Road.
Joseph Dumas (48) has been arrested in connection with Litterio’s death. Dumas is being held on murder charges. The state medical examiner’s office is ruling the death a homicide, saying Litterio died from multiple gun shot wounds. Dumas is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday or Wednesday.
Dumas and Litterio were apparently friends. Dumas was doing carpentry work at a nearby cabin.