Police: Murder Suspect Arline Lawless Feared Losing Boyfriend

Updated 2 years ago

The Waldoboro woman accused of killing her boyfriend told police she shot him because she feared he was leaving her for another woman. That’s according to a police affidavit filed in Lincoln County Superior Court. The Bangor Daily News, reports that Arline Lawless, who is also known as Arline Seavey, is scheduled to appear in court Friday on a murder charge for allegedly killing Norman Benner in July. Detectives arrested the 25-year-old Seavey on Wednesday as she was being discharged from a psychiatric hospital in Westbrook. Benner’s body was discovered in the couple’s home when family members went to check on him on July 23. He had been shot in the head. Police say Seavey also shot herself.


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