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Eric Hamel to serve 45 years

5:40 PM, Sep 29, 2011   |    comments
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SOUTH PARIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Eric Hamel was sentenced Thursday for killing Roger Day and Victor Sheldon.

Hamel was paid by Sheldon's estranged wife, Gayla, to kill both Sheldon and his friend Roger Day.  According to Police she conspired with her then boyfriend Richard Moulton.

While in court Thursday the State requested a longer sentence of 50 years.  Several mitigating circumstances, according to the State's prosecutor, prompted that recommendation over life in prison.  Andrew Benson said Eric Hamel's lack of criminal history, admission of guilt and willingness to testify against both Gayla Sheldon and Richard Moulton were factors.

Eric Hamel's Attorney painted a picture of a 19 year old with a learning disability and no prospects of employment.

Roger Day's Mother, Janice, said she is glad the ordeal is over but cannot understand how someone can take the life of another human.

Gayla Sheldon is serving a 15 year sentence and Richard Moulton is serving a 40 year sentence.

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