Portland man found guilty of stabbing girlfriend

The Associated Press
Posted Dec. 08, 2010, at 2:04 p.m.

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.

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