Topless Coffee Shop Arson Appeal Before SJC

PORTLAND - The man convicted of setting fire to a topless coffee shop is appealing his arson conviction.

The state's highest court will hear arguments this week in the case of Raymond Bellavance.

Bellavance is serving a 30-year sentence for the 2009 fire that destroyed the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro.

The defense lawyer claims his client did not get a fair trial.

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Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.

He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.

In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.

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