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Second man convicted of Maine woman’s 1983 murder dies

August 18, 2021 GMT

WARREN, Maine (AP) — The second of two men imprisoned for the 1983 murder of a 19-year-old Maine woman has died, one week after his accomplice’s death.

Joseph Albert, 77, who was serving a 70-year-sentence for the death of Justine Gridley, died Tuesday at the Maine State Prison in Warren, according to a release from Corrections Commissioner Randall Liberty.

Harold Glidden testified in 1984 that he and Albert picked up Gridley, who was hitchhiking on March 17, 1983, and killed her, Bangor Daily News reported. Glidden and Albert were both convicted of Gridley’s murder.

Glidden, 74, died Aug. 10 at the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston.

The duo was sentenced in 1984 and Albert’s earliest release date would have been on Nov. 11, 2026.

Their deaths were attended by medical personnel.