New Portland man pleads guilty to murder 

A new Portland man has admitted to killing his former boss. Jeffrey Lagasse pleaded guilty today in Somerset County Superior Court. He’s charged with murder in connection with the 2007 beating death of 50-year-old Louise Brochu. Her body was found at her home and business on route 27 in New Portland.Brochu ran a wood flooring business: Lagasse once worked for her. He’ll be sentenced next month.