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Maine Man Charged in Connection With Stabbing Death of Roommate

Dustan Bentley, 40, of Old Orchard Beach is facing a murder charge in connection with William Popplewell's death

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A Maine man is facing charges in connection with the stabbing death of his roommate, according to state police.

Authorities say Dustan Bentley, 40, of Old Orchard Beach, was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with the murder of William Popplewell.

The 65-year-old was found dead at an apartment on Boisvert Street at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The Maine Medical Examiner's Office said Popplewell died from stabbing and blunt force trauma.

Authorities say Bentley and Popplewell had lived together for the past two months and had known one another from previous stays at the Oxford Street shelter in Portland.

Bentley is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at York County Superior Court.

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