LIVE VIDEO: WLBZ NEWS CENTER 2 at 6:00    Watch
 

Maine court upholds Dolloff's bat attack conviction

1:31 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's highest court has upheld the conviction of a Maine yoga instructor who's serving a 16-year sentence for beating her husband with a softball bat and staging it to look like a home invasion.

In a unanimous decision, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday rejected Linda Dolloff's claims that the prosecutor misrepresented facts and expressed personal opinions and the judge erred in allowing certain statements and evidence during her 2010 trial.

The 51-year-old Dolloff was convicted of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and other charges for attacking her husband in 2009 while he slept at their Standish home and then shooting herself in the stomach to make it look like she'd also been the victim of an attack. The couple was going through a divorce at the time.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Most Watched Videos