Comments for: Witness in coffee shop arson trial attempts suicide in jail

Posted Jan. 05, 2012, at 4:22 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 05, 2012, at 5:13 p.m.

AUGUSTA | A key witness in the trial that convicted a Winthrop man of torching a topless coffee shop in Vassalboro attempted suicide Thursday at the Kennebec County Jail. Thomas J. Mulkern, 26, of Gardiner was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center after he tried to strangle himself with a …

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like he doesn’t want to go to prison to face the person he ratted out.

  • Anonymous

    This entire epic is twisted.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, he is a standup guy.
    Very credible witness in court.

  • Guest

    One look suggests “defective machine’.  Hard to blame someone with that many crossed wires….

  • Anonymous

    I can smell a NEW TRIAL….KEY WITNESS ON BATH SALTS!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yep

  • jimbobhol

    I’m confused. I think.

  • Anonymous

    So that’s what you look like after taking “monkey dust”.

    • Anonymous

      Yup…

  • Anonymous

    i guess bathsalts are in other places 

  • Makes you wonder if he lied at trial. I think the man was guilty but like I said before not enough to convict. procuters will do anything to convict. They do not care about guilt.  Juries have a history of not being able to tell if people are lying even if they believe a witness lied about some thing still convict people on many occasions.  Its not weather its more likely than not it is beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • Anonymous

    Hats off to the 12 jurors in the arson trial.

  • Anonymous

    Quite the mug shot. Looks like a composite…

  • Anonymous

    BDN
     Please take that photo down.

     You’re scaring me. (and a lot of others I suspect)

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t look like he’s had a long drug addiction problem……*eyes rolling*

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know curious George was in jail.

    • Anonymous

      hahahahah. beat me to it. Curious George right on!  Why did they bother cutting him down? 

      • Anonymous

        I laughed at knowitall’s comment and I got removed. Oh well.

  • Anonymous

    A defective Vulcan from Star Trek? Holy ugly puss Batman he’s creepy.

  • Anonymous

    and we wonder why there’s bullies in school, everyone on here just made fun of what he looks like. which, from what i read, has absolutely zero to do with the story. he has a drug problem, he changed his story, he’s tried to get better and can’t seem to, he tried to kill himself for crying out loud. if that’s all not bad enough, let’s make fun of the way he looks. like 12 yr olds…………………….

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Howdy Doody on bathsalts.

  • Why did they stop him?

  • Harry H Snyder III

    Suicide is a personal choice, like a woman’s right to choose.  I don’t see why anyone has the right to intervene.

  • Kind of look likes a neanderthal you would see in a museum display

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