Maine man to be sentenced for killing sheriff’s deputy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine man is because of be sentenced for the primary killing of a regulation enforcement officer within the line of responsibility in almost 30 years.

The state is in search of the utmost life in jail when John Williams is sentenced Wednesday for the deadly capturing of Cpl. Eugene “Gene” Cole final yr in Norridgewock. The protection is in search of a 40-year sentence.

Cole’s killing prompted an enormous manhunt with greater than 200 regulation enforcement officers pouring into the world in central Maine, together with tactical autos and helicopters.

Prosecutors say Williams was indignant over his girlfriend’s arrest and wished to keep away from going to jail himself when he shot Cole. The protection stated Williams couldn’t kind the intent to kill as a result of he was sleep-deprived and strung out on cocaine and heroin.

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