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New Gloucester double murder case heads to trial

7:26 AM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Jury selection is getting under way in Maine in the murder trial of a Massachusetts man charged with fatally shooting the mother of his four children and his longtime friend.

Joel Hayden, 30, of New Bedford, Mass., is charged in the deaths of Renee Sandora, 27, of New Gloucester and Trevor Mills, 28 also of New Bedford.

Police say Hayden shot the pair outside Sandora's home on July 26, 2011, with Sandora and Hayden's 7-year-old son witnessing the shootings.

An affidavit says Sandora's parents told investigators that Sandora had recently kicked Hayden out of their home, and that he had accused her of having a relationship with Mills.

Jury selection begins Friday in Cumberland County Superior Court. Testimony is expected to start Monday.

 

 

 

 

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