Maine judge considering new trial for woman in bat attack

Posted Dec. 03, 2010, at 1:29 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine judge could decide within the next three weeks whether a Standish woman should get a new trial in a near-fatal bat attack on her husband.

Linda Dolloff was convicted of attempted murder in May.

Dolloff is asking a judge to overturn her conviction or grant her a new trial.

The jury found that Dolloff beat her husband, Jeffrey Dolloff, nearly to death with a softball bat on April 12, 2009 and then shot herself to make the incident look like a home invasion.

The Portland Press Herald says Dolloff’s attorneys feel a prosecutor interjected personal opinions into closing arguments during the trial.

Prosecutors say the verdict was proper.

Dolloff faces up to 30 years in prison. She has not yet been sentenced.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http:////www.pressherald.com

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