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Houlton Man Charged with Murder in Deaths of Oakfield Couple

HOULTON - State Police say Matthew Davis, 32, of Houlton is charged with murder in the deaths of two people found dead in an Oakfield home Monday. One victim has been identified as 51 year-old Michael Kitchen. The second victim is presumed to be his girlfriend, 49 year-old Heidi Pratt.


State Police say a positive ID on Pratt is pending additional work by the State Medical Examiner's Office.  Autopsy results show Kitchen died from multiple gun shot wounds. An autopsy for Pratt is scheduled for tomorrow.


Davis was apprehended Monday on motor vehicle theft. Tuesday, the Attorney General's Office decided to file murder charges.


The State Fire Marshal’s Office says Davis is the suspect in three fires Monday, also under investigation in connection with this case.


The fires were at the Oakfield home of Pratt, at the Katahdin Forest Products facility in Oakfield, and a pickup truck lit on fire near a boat launching ramp in nearby Island Falls.


State police say it's not clear if Davis knew the couple.



Davis is scheduled to appear at Aroostook Superior Court in Houlton at 11:30 Wednesday morning. 


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