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READFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- David Silva will spend the next 43 years in prison for charges of murder, robbery, arson and theft.

Silva pleaded guilty to robbing Robert Orr at his home in Readfield, then shooting him and trying to burn down the house to cover up his crimes.

This happened almost two years ago.

The Kennebec Journal says Silva more or less pleaded guilty under what's called the "Alford Doctrine."

That means that Silva recognizes the state could prove its case, but doesn't admit that he did the crimes.

Authorities said Orr was shot in the head with one of his own guns as he sat in his living room. His remains were discovered in the basement of his burned-out home the next day.

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