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Arson Charges Dropped

| February 18, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city. The Sun Journal reported Tuesday that the decision to dismiss the charges came after a judge dismissed the boy’s confessions. He and another boy were […]

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Confession Thrown Out in Lewiston Fire

| October 16, 2013

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – A judge has thrown out a videotaped confession made by a 13-year-old boy charged with setting a fire in Lewiston that destroyed three apartment buildings and left 75 people homeless. District Court Judge Rick Lawrence ruled Wednesday that the confession should be suppressed because the boy wasn’t read his rights until […]

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