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Life sentences upheld in rampage that killed 2, injured 4

May 30, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state supreme court has upheld life prison sentences for a man convicted of killing two people and injuring four others during a rampage in northern Maine.

Anthony Lord contended he didn’t qualify for two concurrent life sentences because of the nature of the crimes. But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court found Thursday the trial judge appropriately applied legal principles in imposing the sentences.

The rampage began in July 2015 when Lord, of Crystal, set fire to a barn, stole firearms and beat a man after tying him to a chair.

That was just the beginning. From there, he traveled to another home where he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, shot and wounded her 55-year-old mother, and killed her boyfriend. Later, he killed a man at a woodlot. Two others were injured.

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