PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence of one of three people convicted in a deadly home invasion in Millinocket.
Christopher Murray of Red Springs, North Carolina, contended the judge erred in instructing the jury and in limiting expert witness testimony.
The court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the judge did not abuse his discretion.
Murray was one of three people who were charged in a home invasion in Millinocket in 2017.
He was sentenced to life in prison in July of last year.
Wayne Lapierre and his wife were both shot in the head, but Diem Lapierre survived and testified.
According to court documents, police found Wayne Lapierre in the basement with his hands handcuffed behind his back and apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
He later died as the result of those injuries.