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STATEMENT REGARDING FILING OF KIDNAPPING AND MURDER CHARGES AGAINST EDWARD J. HACKETT
September 25, 2003
SEPTEMBER 25, 2003
WILLIAM R. STOKES, DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, 207-626-8571
Deputy Attorney General William R. Stokes today made the following statement regarding the filing of kidnapping and murder charges against Edward J. Hackett.
For the benefit of the broadcast media, Stokes will read the statement aloud at 3 p.m. today at the Attorney General’s Office on the 6th Floor of the Cross State Office Building in Augusta. In addition to the statement printed below, Stokes may by 3 p.m. have information about the date and time of arraignment on these charges.
“We have just filed in Maine District Court in Waterville a complaint charging Edward J. Hackett with the kidnapping and murder of Dawn Rossignol. Additional charges may be filed at a later date when this case is presented to the Grand Jury. Because the investigation into this case is continuing and to avoid prejudicial pretrial publicity, we have asked the Court to impound documents providing the details of these crimes. We will not provide any more information about this matter at this time.”