MAINE’S HOMICIDES 2019
Compiled by the Maine Department of Public Safety
Steve McCausland, Public Information Officer 12/30/19
1-2 | PARIS | Heather Bickford and Dana Hill, both 31, are shot to death inside a downtown apartment . Mark Penley, 49, is charged with two counts of murder. Penley is the former boyfriend of Bickford and her death is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
1-14 | CLIFTON | Kary Dill, 35, shot to death inside her home. Her long term boyfriend, Dwight Osgood Jr., 37, charged with murder. DOMESTIC
2-21 | OWLS HEAD | Helen Carver, 83, is beaten to death inside her home. Sarah Richards, 37, is charged with murder. Richards had been hired by Carver to shovel snow.
3-15 | SWANVILLE | Shane Sauer, 26, shot to death outside a cabin. Austin McDevitt, 22, is charged with murder. The two men were dating the same woman.
3-16 | PORTLAND | Isahak Muse, 22, shot to death inside a home on Milton St. Mark Cardilli, 24, charged with murder. He is the brother of the victim’s girlfriend.
3-17 | PORTLAND | Patricia Grassi, 59, strangled inside a Cumberland Ave. apartment. Her boyfriend, Gregory Vance, 61, is charged with murder. DOMESTIC
3-17 | PRESQUE ISLE | Quinten Leavitt, 14 months old, is shot to death by his father, who shots and kills himself. Father is Matthew Leavitt, 35, and shooting takes place inside their home.
MURDER-SUICIDE – DOMESTIC
3-19 | OLD ORCHARD BEACH | William Popplewell, 65, is beaten and stabbed to death inside his apartment. His roommate, Dustan Bentley, 30, is charged with murder.
3-19 | GARDINER | Autumn Bryant, 44, shot and killed by her estranged husband, Kenneth Bryant, 48, at a home in Gardiner where she had been staying. MURDER-SUICIDE, DOMESTIC
5/11 | LEBANON | Allison Parker, 30, shot and killed by her long-term boyfriend, Thomas Doyon, who shots and kills himself at their home. MURDER-SUICIDE, DOMESTIC
7/19 | WATERBORO | Christal Denis, 45, shot and killed by her husband, Christopher Denis, 45, who shots and kills himself at their home. MURDER-SUICIDE, DOMESTIC
7/27 | AUBURN | Jean Fournier, 41, shot to death in the Wal Mart parking lot. Gage Dalphonse, 21, charged with murder.
8/12 | CASTLE HILL | Roger Ellis, 51, and Allen Curtis, 25, shot to death inside Ellis’ pickup on Route 227. Bobby Nightingale, 38, indicted on two counts of murder October 17
8/3 | PORTLAND | Rodney Cleveland, 63, beaten and dies six weeks later at the hospital. Everett Meserve, 62, a neighbor, is charged with murder.
8/31 | LEEDS | Nadi Hagi Mohamed, 31, found shot to death along a woods road in Leeds. State Police investigating.
10/11 | RICHMOND | Andrew Sherman, 48, found dead inside his home. State Police investigating.
10/22 | WATERVILLE | Melissa Sousa, 29, shot to death inside her home. Her longtime boyfriend, Nicholas Lovejoy, 28, is charged with murder. DOMESTIC
11/1 | BANGOR | Berton Conley, 59, dies following the discovery of a small fire inside his home. Two men - Joseph Johnson, 30, and Cote Choneska, 39, are charged with murder on December 4 by Bangor Police.
11/11 | AUGUSTA | Loryn McCollett, 30, is stabbed to death inside the apartment she shares with her boyfriend, Eric Ryan, 30, who then shoots and kills himself. MURDER SUICIDE – DOMESTIC
12/15 | SCARBOROUGH | James Pearson, 82, stabbed to death in the front yard of his home. Quinton Hanna, 22, charged with murder.