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Plea Deal Rejected for Murderer Accused of High Speed Chase 

Catherine Pegram

A plea deal for a convicted murder from Vermont accused of leading police on a high speed chase in the Bucksport area was rejected today. 66-year-old Kent Hanson is charged with theft, speeding and driving to endanger, among other offenses.Police arrested Hanson in Brewer in September after they laid down spike mats to stop the car he’s accused of stealing in Bucksport.Hanson was back in a Hancock County courtroom today, where he tried to cut a deal in that case. Hanson served 20 years in a vermont prison for murdering a woman in 1985.He spent six years in a state hospital after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1964 killing of his wife.Hanson is back in the Hancock County Jail tonight.