Toby Found Guilty of Murdering Sister 

A judge in Dover-Foxcroft says Michael Toby is guilty of killing his sister.Family members were in the courtroom Thursday morning to hear the verdict. Meghan Hayward reports.Family members held hands in the courtroom as they waited for the judge to return the verdict.Fifty-four-year-old Michael Toby of Dover-Foxcroft had waived his right to a jury trial. The judge heard the case last week.”Based on these findings, I am finding the defendant guilty of knowingly or intentional murder.”Police say Toby killed 70-year-old Rosalie Shedd in her Dover-Foxcroft apartment in October of 2008. He had pleaded not guilty.Family members didn’t want to speak on camera.But prosecutor Andrew Benson says they are relieved.”I think that they’re very pleased with the verdict and they’re looking forward to the sentencing.”Toby’s attorney, Chris Smith, has requested a pre-sentencing investigation.”It’s to obtain background information and develop a full record for the court for sentencing issues to be explored.””Pre-sentencing investigation is common in cases like this and frequently contains a component involving the defendant’s mental health. I wasn’t asking for one because that piece had already been done, but it’s very common in these cases.”The judge says the sentencing date will be determined once he knows how long the pre-sentencing investigation will take. Toby faces 25 years to life in prison.”It’s premature to put an exact number on it. Considering the level of brutality, however involving the offense, I suspect it will be a fairly significant sentence.”