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 ":abnormal condition of
mind": 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.