• Murder Trial September 9, 2020 12:56 pm

    Defendant: Mask Requirement Would Be Prejudicial in Maine Murder Trial

    A New York man who’s about to go on trial on charges that he killed a woman in Down East Maine believes masks worn during the pandemic could prejudice the jury against him. In court documents, Carine Reeves’ attorney said that wearing a mask could be prejudicial since masks are associated with crime. Reeves, a Black man, contends his...

  • Maine Shooting February 5, 2020 8:18 am

    Man Charged After Shootings Kill 3 to Make Court Appearance

    A Down East Maine man charged with murder after three fatal shootings is expected to make his first court appearance. Sixty-three-year-old Thomas Bonfanti, of Northfield, was arrested by police on Monday in connection with the deaths of three people and the wounding of another. He’s due in court in Machias on Wednesday. Police say the shootings killed 57-year-old Shawn...

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