PORTLAND, Maine — A 52-year-old Portland man has been found guilty of murder for fatally stabbing his girlfriend.
A Cumberland County Superior Court jury on Wednesday found William Hanaman guilty of killing 47-year-old Marion Shea in his apartment in November 2009.
Hanaman admitted to the stabbing, but claimed he acted in self-defense. when she came at him with a knife after they argued about her use of prescription drugs.
Prosecutors said Shea was stabbed eight times and that Hanaman’s claim of self-defense was absurd.
Jurors began deliberating Monday afternoon, but were unable to reach a verdict until two days later.
Hanaman faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.