Mailloux Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Murder

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago


A Bangor man was in court Monday to answer to charges he raped, kidnapped and murdered his girlfriend.

Zackery Mailloux was arraigned at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor Monday morning.

He pled not guilty, despite a police report that claims he confessed several times.

As the judge read the charges against him, 21-year-old Zachary Mailloux showed little emotion.

He’s accused of raping and killing his girlfriend, 21-year-old Husson University student Brooke Locke on November 18th.

Police arrived at the couple’s Essex Street home to find Locke dead.

Mailloux entered not guilty pleas to all charges despite a sworn affidavit, which claims he admitted to police that night that he strangled Locke to death…even took a video of her lifeless body on his iPhone.

“While I have no reason to doubt the truth of that information, it’s my job to assess all the information in light of what the various laws and statutes provide in terms of pursuing any appropriate either defense or approach to the continuation of this prosecution,” said Defense Attorney Jeffrey Silverstein.

Silverstein says the court has ordered his client to undergo a psychological evaluation, and believes that will happen soon.

“Once that is completed and I’m permitted access to the results, I’ll determine whether any additional pleas should be entered,” said Silverstein.

“This is a difficult time for myself and my family,” said the victim’s mother Priscilla Locke.

Priscilla Locke spoke to reporters after the arraignment.

“I would like to take this moment to remind everyone that they can still donate to Brooke Locke scholarship fund,” said Locke.

She says that fund will help keep Brooke’s memory alive.

“It’s my way and everyone’s way of supporting Brooke, and remembering her. She had so much love and she loved life,” said Locke.

Contribute to the Brooke Locke scholarship fund can be sent directly to Edward Little High School, 77 Harris Street, Auburn, Maine.

Mailloux continues to be held without bail at Maine Corrections Center in Windham.

If convicted he faces 25 years to life in prison.


  • Barbhue

    He should get life without parole….

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