Florida octogenarian sentenced to 33 years for Maine killing

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — An 81-year-old Florida man convicted of strangling his former neighbor to death in northern Maine is going to prison, likely for the rest of his life.

WAGM-TV reports that a judge on Tuesday sentenced Robert Craig of Clearwater, Florida, to 33 years in prison for murder.

Florida man accused of strangling his neighbor in Presque Isle

Craig was convicted in July in the death of 86-year-old Leo Corriveau in his Presque Isle mobile home.

Authorities say Corriveau and Craig were neighbors in Clearwater, and that Craig was angry because Corriveau wouldn't give him money for a bus ticket to return to Florida.

Craig, who was arrested in Florida, acknowledged after his arrest that he killed Corriveau. But he contended that he acted in self-defense.

© 2017 Associated Press


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