Burlington man indicted on murder charges

Posted Dec. 28, 2009, at 7:44 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:07 p.m.
Nathaneal Nightingale (right) talks to his attorney, Jeffrey Silverstein, in the courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center before his initial appearance Monday on two counts of intentional or knowing murder in the dealths of Valerie Miller and Michael Miller Sr. in November.  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY GABOR DEGRE)

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Nathaneal Nightingale (right) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein in the courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center before his initial appearance for the alleged murder of Valerie Miller and Michael Miller Sr. in November of 2009. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
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Nathaneal Nightingale (right) talks to his attorney, Jeffrey Silverstein, in the courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center before his initial appearance Monday on two counts of intentional or knowing murder in the dealths of Valerie Miller and Michael Miller Sr. in November. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY GABOR DEGRE) CAPTION Nathaneal Nightingale (right) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein in the courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center before his initial appearance for the alleged murder of Valerie Miller and Michael Miller Sr. in November of 2009. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
(Perley Goodrich Jr. is escorted from jail to Penobscot Superior Court Friday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2009. Goodrich was arrested in the Newport Big Stop after being spotted there early Friday morning. State and local police spent most of this week on a manhunt for Goodrich who is wanted for questioning following the Monday night murder of his father and severe beating of his mother at their home in Newport. )(AP Photo/Bangor Daily News, John Clarke Russ) **NO SALES, INTERNET OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT**
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(Perley Goodrich Jr. is escorted from jail to Penobscot Superior Court Friday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2009. Goodrich was arrested in the Newport Big Stop after being spotted there early Friday morning. State and local police spent most of this week on a manhunt for Goodrich who is wanted for questioning following the Monday night murder of his father and severe beating of his mother at their home in Newport. )(AP Photo/Bangor Daily News, John Clarke Russ) **NO SALES, INTERNET OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT**
Perley Goodrich Sr., undated photo.  (Photo courtesy of Sandra Goodrich)
Perley Goodrich Sr., undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Goodrich)

BANGOR, Maine — A Burlington man suspected of killing a Webster Plantation couple a month ago and a Newport man suspected of killing his father and attempting to kill his mother in October were among 44 people indicted Monday by the Penobscot County grand jury.

Nathaneal Nightingale, 31, was indicted on two counts of intentional or knowing murder in the shooting deaths of Michael L. Miller and Valerie J. Miller, both 47.

In interviews with police, Nightingale said he shot the couple, who were friends of his, after a botched robbery.

Nightingale initially provided investigators with a composite sketch of a suspect who turned out to be nonexistent.

Both Millers died from small-caliber gunshot wounds to the head, according to the state medical examiner’s office. The couple was found dead on Nov. 28. Nightingale was arrested about two weeks later.

Nightingale was a member of the Maine Army National Guard’s 185th Engineering Unit based in Caribou, which is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in March.

Perley Goodrich Jr., 45, of Newport, was indicted on one count of aggravated assault related to an incident in late October that left his mother seriously injured and his father dead.

Goodrich Jr. already was indicted in late November — on one count of intentional or knowing murder and depraved indifference murder — in connection with the death of his father. The latest charges stem from allegations that he assaulted and tried to kill his mother.

According to police, Goodrich Jr. beat his mother, Sandra Goodrich, 64, with a pistol, and then shot and killed his father, Perley Goodrich Sr., 76, on Oct. 26. The son became the subject of a four-day manhunt before police found him drinking coffee at a Newport truck stop and arrested him.

Bangor attorney Jeffrey Silverstein is representing both Nightingale and Goodrich Jr. Each is expected to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in the coming weeks or months. Their trials are still several months away.

If convicted of murder, each man could face 25 years to life in prison.

Also indicted on Monday were:

Justan D. Adams, 23, Bangor, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Paul A. Alley, 21, Hampden, eluding an officer, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, criminal speeding.

Troy Baines, 24, New Haven, Conn., aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture.

Alan R. Bissonnette, 38, Brewer, operating after revocation, criminal OUI.

David Bouchard, 20, Brewer, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Richard Boyington, 51, Bangor, two counts of violation of condition of release, violation of a protective order.

Carl W. Briggs, 47, Webster Plantation, operating after revocation.

Brian M. Collins, 25, Pittsfield, theft by unauthorized taking.

Marylou Colson, 45, Hampden, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Derek Creasy, 27, Freedom, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Benjamin Dunn, 32, Lincoln, two counts of operating after revocation, attaching improper plates.

Mackenzie Estey, 29, Carmel, theft by unauthorized taking.

Matthew Ferris, 22, Lincoln, burglary, criminal mischief.

Janette Greene, 49, Milo, three counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Andrew Grindle, 18, Old Town, burglary, stealing drugs, theft by unauthorized taking.

Ariel B. Hall, 19, Bangor, violation of condition of release, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Trevor P. Hansen, 25, Hermon, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Brent Hildebrandt, 38, Bangor, five counts of unlawful sexual contact.

Bobbi F. Hodgkins, 22, Bangor, two counts of operating after revocation.

Allen F. Howard, 30, Bangor, violation of condition of release.

Stephanie Kaehler, 34, Orono, theft by unauthorized taking.

Philip P. Labbe, 47, Bradford, theft by unauthorized taking.

Daniel L. Legere Jr., 23, Old Town, two counts of operating after revocation, violation of condition of release.

Jackie Madore, 39, Bangor, two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, terrorizing.

Robert J. Maquillan Jr., 22, Brewer, receiving stolen property.

Anthony D. McGilvray Jr., 22, Dixmont, assault, criminal mischief, operating after suspension.

Brad McKechnie, 29, Passadumkeag, burglary, forgery, theft by unauthorized taking.

Matthew Michaud, 45, Winterport, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

Wayne Niski, 23, Milo, theft by unauthorized taking, stealing drugs.

Thomas A. Powers, 48, Eddington, criminal OUI, operating after suspension.

Jason Reaviel, 37, Bangor, two counts of assault, terrorizing.

Mark Reynolds, 41, Hermon, two counts of violation of condition of release, two counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Alicia R. Rickard, 24, Dexter, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, criminal OUI.

Maurice Robinson, 23, New Haven, Conn., aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture.

Jessica Salls, 21, Brewer, burglary.

Michael Spring, 38, Bangor, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture, two counts of violation of conditions of release.

Pamela Thomas, 41, Plymouth, criminal OUI.

Brett A. Vigue, 21, Glenburn, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Eric Warman, 21, Bangor, burglary of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief.

Tyshawn Wells, 20, New Haven, Conn., two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture.

Matthew Williams, 24, Bucksport, failure to appear.

Gary R. Wozneak, 54, Bangor, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, operating after revocation, criminal OUI, failure to stop for an officer.

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