Woman shot by fiance in Fla. had Maine connections

Posted Oct. 13, 2009, at 9:50 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A woman who was mistakenly shot by her fiance in Florida the day before they were to be married maintained a summer home in Maine, where she grew up and graduated high school.

Police say 62-year-old Nancy Zeegers Dinsmore died Friday after being shot by her live-in fiance in Winter Springs, Fla. John Tabutt told investigators he fired at what he thought was an intruder in a hallway, but it turned out to be Dinsmore.

Police say the shooting appears to be a tragic accident.

Dinsmore’s daughter, Arlene Dinsmore, said her mother graduated from Portland High School in 1965 and married her high school sweetheart. She and her husband, who died in 2006, moved their family to Florida in 1980 but kept a summer home in the Lakes region of western Maine.

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