Testimony ends in NH man’s murder trial in Maine

Posted Sept. 29, 2010, at 5:35 p.m.

ALFRED, Maine — Closing arguments are planned for Thursday in the trial of a New Hampshire man charged with murdering his ex-fiancee in Maine.

The defense rested its case Wednesday in York County Superior Court in the trial of Jason Twardus, who took the stand in his own defense earlier in the week.

Twardus testified there were no hard feelings after his breakup with Kelly Gorham of Alfred, and that he couldn’t imagine why anyone would hurt her. Defense lawyer Dan Lilly contends the real killer was Gorham’s landlord, with help from another tenant.

Gorham went missing in August 2007, and her body was found buried on property belonging to Twardus’ father in northern New Hampshire.