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Augusta Man Said He Blacked Out Before Allegedly Killing Girlfriend

| November 18, 2013

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Court records indicate a Maine man charged with murdering his 24-year-old girlfriend told a roommate that he blacked out after catching her on the phone with another man.
Thirty-eight-year-old Justin Pillsbury, who appeared Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court, was ordered held without bail until a hearing Friday.

The body of Jillian Jones was found stabbed to death in an Augusta apartment Wednesday. A state police affidavit says Jones had wounds on her head and neck.

Pillsbury was arrested two days later after being treated for self-inflicted stab wounds. He had a bandage on his neck on Monday.

The affidavit says Pillsbury told another man who lived in the apartment that he blacked out and “screwed up.” It also says Pillsbury confessed to killing Jones.

Pillsbury’s attorney had no comment.

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