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Trial begins for man accused in fatal home invasion

January 29, 2019

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A trial is underway for one of three people charged in a home invasion that left a Maine man dead.

The Bangor Daily News reports 39-year-old Christopher Murray’s trial began Monday. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say 44-year-old Tony Locklear, 22-year-old Alexis Locklear and Murray shot Wayne Lapierre and his wife, Diem Lapierre, at their home in Millinocket in December 2017. Wayne Lapierre later died at a hospital from his wounds.

Diem Lapierre survived her injuries and will testify Tuesday.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to one count each of intentional or knowing murder, elevated aggravated assault and robbery in connection with the home invasion. Both Locklears have pleaded guilty to charges, with Tony Locklear pleading to the same charges as Murray.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com

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