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Local News – July 3, 2015

Killer Confesses (Ellsworth) – A convicted killer confessed to murder while a judge sentenced him to 60-years in prison. William Morse, who killed Trenton accountant Richard Bellitieri in July 2012 and then used the victim’s identity for more than a year, admitted that he shot Bellitieri in the head and dragged his body into a […]

Teen in critical condition after Great Pond swimming incident in Rome

From the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:  A Chesterville, Maine teen is in critical condition this afternoon as a result of a swimming incident on Great Pond in the town of Rome. The male was swimming with two other teens near Crooked Island and went below the surface. After being recovered by his friends, […]

Murderer Morse sentenced to 60 years in prison, says urination prompted killing

Convicted murderer William Morse told a Hancock County judge he killed Trenton accountant Richard Bellittieri because he thought the man urinated on him over a disagreement. Morse will spend 60 years in prison for shooting and killing Bellittieri at the man’s Trenton home in July 2012. The Ellsworth American reports Morse tearfully told the courtroom he got […]