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Man Charged With Murdering Sister in Dover 

A suspect is back behind bars

following his initial court appearance on a charge of murdering his

70-year-old sister in Dover-Foxcroft.

Michael Toby, who’s 53, was arrested late Thursday night after

Rosalie Shedd was found dead in her apartment.

An affidavit filed with the court said Toby told police he got

into a fight with Shedd on Wednesday night, struck her repeatedly

on the head, strangled her with a vacuum cleaner cord and put a

plastic bag over her head. Shedd’s daughter found the body the

following afternoon.

Police say Toby, who’s unemployed, previously lived in Augusta

but in recent weeks had been staying with his sister.