Maine man appears in court on murder charge

Posted March 05, 2009, at 1:40 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:43 a.m.

OXFORD, Maine — A Maine man accused of killing a former employer and leaving his body in a car on some railroad tracks where it was smashed by a freight train has appeared in court for the first time.

Agostino Samson made no statement Thursday in his initial appearance in Oxford County Superior Court, where’s he charged with murder.

Local police were suspicious from the beginning following the death of Scott Libby, whose parked car was hit by a freight train on Feb. 20 in Bethel. State police say he had numerous head and neck injuries that were not consistent with the train crash.

Police say Samson worked last summer for Libby, who owns greenhouses and a landscaping business. Police have not commented on a motive.

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