May 25, 2018
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Homeless man charged with murder in death of woman in Saco motel room


SACO, Maine — A homeless man was arrested Saturday and charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman inside a Saco motel room two weeks ago.

Maine State Police detectives arrested 39-year-old Lebon Bruno in connection with the death of 55-year-old Elizabeth Williams, who was found severely injured inside the motel room that Bruno had rented on Nov. 6. She died the next day at the hospital. The State Medical Examiner’s Office has declared the death a homicide, but has not released the cause of death. Detectives have worked closely with the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the decision was made Saturday to arrest Bruno.

Both Bruno and Williams, who also was homeless, frequented the Preble Street Resource Center’s Adult Shelter in Portland in the past. The two had been involved in a relationship for some time and the death is a domestic violence homicide.

Bruno has been taken to jail and will appear in York County Superior Court the first of the week.

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