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Snow delays court appearance of man accused of murdering Fla. firefighter Perdomo

Posted March 01, 2012, at 12:31 p.m.

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This photo of Jerry Perdomo with his wife, Tonya, was displayed during a press conference at the Perdomo home in Orange City, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
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This photo of Jerry Perdomo with his wife, Tonya, was displayed during a press conference at the Perdomo home in Orange City, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
Bangor firefighters look to the sky as a plane circles the site where Jerry Perdomo's body was recoverd by Maine State Police and game wardens on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 about a half mile in the woods off Dahlia Farm Road in Newburgh.
Bangor firefighters look to the sky as a plane circles the site where Jerry Perdomo's body was recoverd by Maine State Police and game wardens on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 about a half mile in the woods off Dahlia Farm Road in Newburgh.

BELFAST, Maine — A snowstorm Thursday has closed the Waldo County courthouses and delayed the first court appearance of accused murderer Daniel Porter of Bangor.

Porter, 24, will appear at 9 a.m. Friday morning at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast, according to an official at the Maine Attorney General’s Office.

Police believe that Porter killed Jerry Perdomo, a 31-year-old firefighter from Florida who had been missing for two weeks.

The search for Perdomo ended Wednesday when a Maine game warden and his dog found his body in the woods off Dahlia Farm Road in Newburgh.

According to a state police affidavit released Wednesday, Porter told police that Perdomo was dead. He said he knew where the body and the gun used to kill him were hidden, but refused to tell police that information.

Police have said that the case is a drug-related homicide. Porter told investigators that he owed Perdomo $3,000, according to the affidavit. State police officials said at a Wednesday press conference that they were looking into whether or not the murder was related to diverted prescription drugs.

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