Opening arguments expected in Maine murder trial

The Associated Press
Posted June 14, 2010, at 5:58 a.m.

ALFRED, Maine — The murder trial of a brother and sister who are charged with killing the woman’s husband in Maine two years ago is getting under way.

Opening arguments were scheduled Monday in York County Superior Court in the trial of Darlene George of Old Orchard Beach and her brother, Jeffrey Williams, of New York.

Prosecutors say George, Williams and another man killed 44-year-old Winston George on June 20, 2008. The third suspect, Rennie Cassimy of New York, has pleaded guilty to lesser charge and will testify at the trial.

Police say Darlene George and Cassimy had a long affair, and that the suspects conspired to kill Winston George and make it look like a home invasion by strangers.

According to court documents, Darlene George stood to benefit from a $70,000 life insurance policy.

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