Supreme Court Upholds Double Homicide Sentence
The Maine Supreme Court has upheld a 45-year prison sentence for a man who admitted to shooting two men to death in Rumford.Eric Hamel, 22, challenged the sentence, saying he shouldn’t have received a sentence that’s longer than that of his co-conspirators. Maine’s highest court rejected his appeal on Tuesday, saying the differences among the three sentences reflect the differences in conduct.Prosecutors say Hamel shot and killed Victor Reed Sheldon and Roger Leroy Day Junior in August 2009. Richard Moulton was sentenced to 40 years after pleading guilty to two counts of murder for his role in the killings. Moulton’s girlfriend was sentenced to 15 years for helping to plan the killings.