Maine’s Highest Court Rejects Turner Man’s Appeal

Updated 12 months ago

Maine’s highest court has rejected a Turner man’s appeal claiming his 40-year sentence for killing his wife was excessive.48-year-old Brian Nichols pleaded guilty to murdering Jane Tetreault in their Turner home in May 2010.Nichols told police he shot his wife in the head because he erroneously suspected her of cheating.Nichols’ attorney appealed the sentence, claiming it was excessive.Supreme Court justices not only rejected Nichols’ claim, but also commended the lower-court judge for demonstrating thoughtful consideration before imposing the sentence.


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