BANGOR – The sentencing for murderer Christopher Murray was scheduled for Friday morning at the Penobscot Judicial Center but it was postponed after his attorneys entered a motion to withdraw as his counsel, citing irreparable differences.
The motion filed by David Bate and Jeffrey Toothaker was granted, which will delay Murray’s sentencing for some time.
Earlier this year, Murray and Tony Locklear, both of North Carolina, were found guilty of murder, elevated aggravated assault and robbery for a December 19, 2017 break-in and double shooting in Millinocket that left one man dead.
Businessman Wayne Lapierre died and his wife, who was shot in the head, survived and was able to call for help.
Locklear was sentenced to life in prison. His daughter, Alexis, testified in Murray’s trial and was sentenced to time served, or about a year, for her role in the crime.