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Murdered Woman’s Estate Awarded Money 

A murdered Augusta woman’s estate has won a $672,000 lien against the estate of the man police say killed her before he committed suicide. But collecting the money might not be so easy.Maine State Police concluded that 63-year-old Albert J. Violettebludgeoned 60-year-old Naomi Buzzell last year in her apartment.Police say Violette then drove back to his Somerville home and shothimself to death. The two had been romantically involved until a decade ago, then remained friends.Buzzell’s attorney sought the lien as part of a wrongful death lawsuit against Violette’s estate.While the money was awarded, Buzzell’s estate may come up emptybecause Violette’s estate is worth little or nothing.