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New Portland Man Charged with Murder of Former Boss 

Catherine Pegram

A man from New Portland has been charged with murder in the death of his former boss, more than two years ago.State police say 31-year-old Jeffrey LaGasse was indicted last week by the Somerset County Grand Jury. He’s accused of killing 50-year-old Louise Brochu. Her body was found outside her home and business on Route 27 in New Portland in June of 2007.Brochu ran a wood flooring business and LaGasse once worked for her.LaGasse is currently at the Maine State Prison for violation of probation. He’s expected to make his first court appearance on the murder charge tomorrow morning in Skowhegan.