Muffler Dispute May have Provoked Murder 

(AP) – Court documents indicate a 48-year-old Maine man charged with shooting his wife to death told another man that she’d been giving him a hard time about a muffler he purchased for his truck. Affidavits filed on Monday as Michael Littlefield of Brooks made his initial court appearance indicate he also told the man that he thought about taking his own life after the shooting, but couldn’t work up the nerve to do it. A judge ordered Littlefield held in jail until a bail revocation hearing on Thursday. State police say 49-year-old Deborah Littlefield had been shot in the head on Friday. Littlefield was found and arrested about 5 miles away. Police say a rifle believed used in the killing was recovered.(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)