Autopsy: Maintenance worker died of multiple gunshot wounds to torso

Posted Dec. 01, 2011, at 1:43 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 01, 2011, at 3:04 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — An autopsy is showing that a nursing home maintenance man who was gunned down in a small Maine town by his ex-wife’s husband died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Attorney general’s office spokeswoman Brenda Kielty said Thursday that 53-year-old Udo Schneider was shot repeatedly in the torso.

Police say Schneider was killed Tuesday morning when 46-year-old Michael Curtis, a dispatcher for the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department, went to the Hilltop Manor nursing home in Dover-Foxcroft and shot him. Witnesses said Curtis fired up to a dozen shots.

After fleeing in his pickup truck, Curtis was fatally shot a short time later at a nearby fairground by a state trooper.

Maine State Police say investigators are still trying to determine what prompted Curtis to shoot Schneider.

 

CORRECTION:

An early version of this story requires correction. Udo Schneider was 53, not 45.

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