Scarborough man gets 18 years for fatal car ramming

Posted April 01, 2011, at 10:45 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine man is going to prison for 18 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter for killing another man when he rammed his sport utility vehicle into him in a jealous rage.

Timothy Antone of Scarborough was sentenced Thursday in Portland in a plea agreement with prosecutors. He originally faced a more serious charge of murder, which carries a minimum sentence of 25 years.

Antone drove his SUV into 49-year-old Roland Villacci in an apartment complex parking lot in Portland on Oct 28, 2009.

Prosecutors say Antone then stood over Villacci and told him the attack was retaliation for Villaci having sex with Antone’s ex-wife, who had accused Villaci of raping her. According to the Portland Press Herald, prosecutors said there was no evidence of an assault beyond Antone’s accusation.

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