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Maine supreme court rejects appeal in Bangor killing

July 8, 2021 GMT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a Boston native convicted and sentenced to 42 years in prison for a fatal shooting in Bangor.

F Daly was convicted of murder in the killing 51-year-old Israel Lewis, whose body was found in a boarding home in January 2018.

In his appeal, Daly contended the trial judge should have allowed evidence of an alternative suspect and that the judge should have granted a request for a new trial. The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the judgment, sentence and denial of a motion for a new trial.

Daly confessed to his former girlfriend and a gun hidden in his home matched bullet casings left at the scene, prosecutors said.