Poirier Asks for Reduced Sentence 

The 36-year-old man who shot his

father to death during his 65th birthday party in Lewiston wants

his sentence reduced.

Scott Poirier of Sabattus was convicted last January of manslaughter in the

2006 shooting death of his father. He was sentenced to 12 years in

prison, with all but five years suspended.

Poirier claimed he was suffering from an &quot:abnormal condition of

mind&quot: because of sexual abuse he’d suffered at the hands of his


Poirier was in a Lewiston courtroom Friday asking that his

sentence be reduced so he can reunite with his four young sons.

Justice Joyce Wheeler said she would review a transcript of the

sentencing before ruling on the motion.

Dozens of Poirier’s family members and well-wishers were in

court Friday, including his four sons.