A former Belfast man will serve 35 years in prison for for strangling his girlfriend to death in 2010.41-year-old Dennis Edgecomb pleaded guilty Monday in a Belfast courtroom to murdering 42-year-old Pamela Green of Morrill.Edgecomb had initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea as part of an agreement with the prosecution.Edgecomb was in a relationship with Green and lived in her home in Morrill at the time the murder happened.Based on evidence in the case, the state says Green was angry when she learned Edgecomb planned to move out.Edgecomb then pushed her onto a couch and strangled her.In the 911 call, Edgecomb told dispatchers he lost it and didn’t mean to kill her.The autopsy conducted by the State Medical Examiner’s Office revealed severe hemorrhages to Green’s neck that would indicate Green wasn’t able to fight back.The state says cases involving strangulation indicate a high level of intent.The state and the defense agreed on the sentence of thirty-five years in prison.”The family was very happy with the sentence, it’s certainly a sentence we discussed with them before it was delayed and presented here in court,” says Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea.Jeremy Pratt, Edgecomb’s defense attorney declined to comment Monday.As part of the sentencing, edgecomb has been ordered to pay money to the Maine Victims Compensation Program and to Green’s family so they can buy a marker for her grave.
A Jay man has been charged with stealing an arsenal of 22 guns as well as a bottle of rum and a laptop computer from another home in town.Police say 33-year-old Roger Briscoe was arrested within 12 hours of the theft on Friday, in which a chainsaw and a bucket of change were also stolen.He was charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and burglary, and violation of condition of release.
Maine wildlife officials say one lynx has been killed and at least six others captured in traps during the 2011-12 trapping season at a time state officials await federal action on a permit intended to shield the state from liability when the protected wildcats are inadvertently caught.Wally Jakubas of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says the six lynx released alive after being caught in foothold traps showed little or no sign of harm.He tells the Bangor Daily News the investigation into the killed lynx is continuing and the trapper faces charges.The U.S.
Authorities say a 6-year-old girl lost consciousness and required hospitalization after crashing a snowmobile.Game wardens say the girl was a passenger on a snowmobile being driven by her 16-year-old cousin in Orono on Sunday when the vehicle hit a snowbank and threw the older youth off.The young girl was left on the machine alone with her hand on the throttle.
Mass Chaos is the name of a tour which will be making a stop along the waterfront.New England rock bands Godsmack and Staind are headlining the tour.The show will be Friday, May 18th.Tickets go on sale Friday, February 3rd.Tickets will be available at www.waterfrontconcerts.com, through Ticketmaster, or by calling 1-800-745-3000, or you can stop by the box office at Mark’s Music in Brewer.
A statement has been put up on the Ayla Reynolds Web site that claims State Police have informed the family the blood found in the basement of the Violette Ave home in Waterville is in fact Ayla’s.State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland tells TV-5 some of the blood samples found did belong to Ayla.McCausland says testing continues on a number of other samples.The Website also says police told them “it was more blood than a small cut would produce.”McCausland says he will not comment on the amount of blood.Ayla was reported missing on December 17 by her father, Justin DiPietro.Saturday, McCausland told TV5 he doesn’t believe DiPietro is telling the whole story of what happened.
An electrical issue in the wall of a bedroom is believed to be the cause of a fire in Levant early Sunday evening.Crews were called to the Wing Road and say flames could be seen when they arrived.Officials say the house is a total loss.No one was home at the time of the fire.Red Cross has been called in to assist the family.We’re told they were insured.The Fire Marshal’s office will be on scene Monday investigating.
Teenagers may find it more difficult to get a driver’s license.Maine’s Secretary of State is spear-heading an effort to develop new rules that would make it harder and more time-consuming for teenagers.Some of the rules could be in place by the end of March.Some of the things under consideration include increasing the number of hours teens must spend behind the wheel and setting an earlier curfew for when they must be off the road.Secretary of State Charlie Summers says the goal is to make roads safer for everyone.
It didn’t matter how many baskets were being made at a 3-on-3 tournament in Orono Sunday.The purpose behind the competition was to raise money for Strong Mind, Strong Body.It’s a summer program for the youth that promotes nutrition wellness and participation in athletics.” Often times the kids are left with no where to go in the Summer due to low income households.
As if National Pie Day and National Chocolate Cake day weren’t enough, kids in Bangor celebrated National Popcorn Day Sunday.The Maine Discovery Museum hosted the event.While they couldn’t tell us the origins of the day, they said it’s a great excuse for kids to eat some popcorn and have some fun.”We are just celebrating everything about popcorn.
Police have located the man who fled from a snowmobile accident in Patten on Thursday.Authories say the crash happened at the intersection of Heald Ave and Pleasant Street.They say 39-year-old Ronald McGraw had struck a parked tractor trailer.His passenger, 27-year-old Michael Grant sustained a possible broken leg in the accident.
State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland has confirmed to TV5 that sometime in the week and a half following the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds investigators found blood in the basement of the Waterville home where she was last seen.
Catch some fish and do something nice for military families, that’s what folks could in Aurora Saturday.It was the second year for the House in the Woods Ice Fishing Derby on Great Pond.It’s a retreat for military families.The House family in Lee started it, in honor of Sergeant Joel House who was killed in action in Iraq five years ago.Those staying at the house are treated to all sorts of outdoor expeditions.Saturday’s derby will help with some of the costs.” We’re able to help more veterans because of this.
It’s the year of the dragon and the Chinese New Year was celebrated Saturday night in Bangor.Husson University and the Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine teamed up for the event.It featured traditional and modern performances and activities, dance, Chinese calligraphy and much more.” Dragon they have good luck through their whole life.
Some local girls got to learn a few hockey skills from the UMaine women’s team.It was all a part of the Adventure Girls Program, put on by Hardy Girls, Healthy Women.The program aims to educate young ladies about non-traditional female careers.These group of youngsters took a tour of the Alfond Arena and then did some floor hockey with the team.” It’s awesome.
A 63-year-old man has been acquitted of charges that he set his own house on fire to collect insurance money.Alan Crocker was found not guilty of two arson charges by a Kennebec County Superior Court jury.The charges stemmed from a fire at his home in January 2010.Prosecutors say Crocker was the only person at home at the time of the fire and he had financial problems after filing for bankruptcy protection in 2009.
Prosectuors say a Maine man will be sentenced Monday for strangling his girlfriend to death in 2010.Forty-one-year-old Dennis Edgecomb, formerly of Belfast will be sentenced for murder in Waldo County Superior Court, in the death of 42-year-old Pamela Green of Morrill.Bangor daily news is reporting he will change his plea to guilty.