Autopsy: Maintenance worker died of multiple gunshot wounds to torso

The Associated Press
Posted Dec. 01, 2011, at 1:43 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.



An early version of this story requires correction. Udo Schneider was 53, not 45. printed on August 16, 2017