Pomeroy Admits to Murder 

Steven Pomeroy’s admission was spelled out Thursday in a police affidavit as the 23-year-old murder suspect made his initial appearance in Knox County Superior Court.

Pomeroy, who was arrested Wednesday in the death of Jessica Nichols of Waldoboro, entered no plea and was returned to the Knox County Jail pending a bail hearing on July 11.

In the affidavit filed with the court, police quoted Pomeroy as saying he and Nichols had been drinking and he became angry when she made a comment about his ex-fiancee after they had gone to his home following a Tuesday night party.

Pomeroy told police that he hit Nichols over the head with a frying pan and stabbed her repeatedly.