Amity Triple Homicide Update 

A man from Orient, arrested Friday in connection with a triple homicide in Amity, pleaded not guilty in court today.Robert Strout of Orient appeared Monday in District Court inPresque Isle via video link from the Aroostook County Jail, wherehe was being held.State Police say 63-year old Robert Strout was indicted by an Aroostook County Grand Jury on hindering apprehension and arson charges.His arrest comes two months after 20-year old Thayne Ormsby was charged with the stabbing deaths of 55-year old Jeffrey Ryan, Ryan’s 10-year old son, Jesse and Ryan’s friend, 30-year old Jason Dehahn.Ormsby had been staying with Strout and his family.Police say Strout told them Ormsby had threatened to kill his family if he didn’t help cover up evidence of the stabbings.Police also say Strout told them Ormsby had stolen Jeffrey Ryan’s truck and he followed Ormsby to the town of Weston, where Ormsby set the truck on fire. He then drove Ormsby to a bog where Ormsby threw a knife into the water.Three days later, Strout drove Ormsby to New Hampshire to stay with his son.Strout faces up to 40 years in jail and a $70,000 fine.He’s been released from jail after making bail. Which was set at either $20,000 cash or $50,000 in property.