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  • Anonymous

    A source reports that years ago several people knew about the presence of a large blood stain in the section of Mr. Jaime’s property that’s attached to his pawn shop. I wonder if those people have yet approached the police with their knowledge. I hope they come forward and assist the investigation if they haven’t yet done so.

    • Anonymous

      If they are still alive…

  • Anonymous

    I believe that there is a lot of evidence that was gathered at the scene and also over the last 13 years as thus is why he remains charged and jailed. To those of us looking from the outside it may seem like 13 years is too long ago to solve this crime but trust in the system and if he is guilty will never be able to harm anyone again. RIP Ms. Vining and I hope yours and your families justice be right around the corner. To anyone else out there who has been a hiding a crime for years let this be a lesson that time is not always your friend as the truth generally comes to light. Now lets all hope that another unsolved murder in the County will also be solved by arresting whomever murdered Darryl Smith and may those guilty continue to look over their shoulder for the long arm of the law will reach out and touch you too. RIP Darryl and may your family find the answers they need to try to make sense of such a senseless tragedy. No amount of money is ever a reason to take a person’s life and anyone with knowledge should help find his family some peace.

  • Anonymous

    Many homicides go unsolved in that part of the country. I wonder, is it because the police force is not trained in these matters, or is it because it’s the perfect crime?

    • Anonymous

      Believing one can get away with murder is the surest way to get caught. You seem to think our streets are strewn with the bodies of killers on the loose.

    • Anonymous

      Really? I think that the few unsolved murders here are far lower per capita than just about anywhere else. I believe a person has a better chance of getting away with it in the bigger cities where no one knows them than in a place like the county where everyone knows everyone or is related to someone. I think statistics show that the County has a fairly low crime rate and a fairly high rate of resolutions to them. I think our police force here is actually better than most as they too are part of the small town feel of actually knowing the citizens on a personal level and people here talk and everyone knows everyone’s business and trust the police hear it too. Being in a smaller community makes keeping secrets harder not to mention the majority of county folk will turn you in faster than you can drive to Bangor to try to hide.

    • acadiashores

      On the contrary. When somebody dies here or goes missing it is noticed pretty much immediately. We are a small community so any kind of crime really rocks us. I think you should know the facts about an area before express your opinions online.

      • Anonymous

        Speaking about facts, I was on that PQI block when they had the area around the pawn shop ribboned off looking for evidence…13 years later. How about the New Sweden coffee urn poising where Daniel Bondeson, 53, was found after apparently shooting himself in the lower-chest with a rifle, and supposedly leaving a suicide note in which he confessed to having something to do with the poisoning, but the note has never been released to the public. If he had not left the note they would never have suspected him. There are more unsolved murders per capita up there than you think old chap.

  • Anonymous

    He needs to get a good trial lawyer and get rid of his now so called attorney who hasn’t a clue on how to represent a client. Only in the county can a person be charged with intentional or knowing murder in the death of a woman missing for 13 years and still be in jail five months later….If there was enough evidence to convict this man than why hasn’t it gone to trial instead of the county paying for his room and board at the Houlton cross bar hotel….A good trial lawyer would either have this man convicted in a court of law by now or he would have the judge excuse this case and set him free. Something just doesn’t add up…..

    • Anonymous

      It normally takes about a year for a murder case to go to trial-nothing unusual about the time period here. After all, its the most serious crime on the books, not a traffic ticket

    • Anonymous

      A good trial lawyer would never want to ” have this man convicted in a court of law by now …”.

      That’s not what good trial lawyers do. Yes, Excused is also their aim.

    • Anonymous

      He is being held because he can not raise the bail and his attorney knows it not because of anything else. His trial will most likely be in 2013. The longer the trial takes to get under way the longer his attorney has to try to come up with a defense. Under the Constitution everyone has the right to a speedy trial if they want but the majority of these types of crimes are often not into the court system for a year or two as the defense usually requests a delay for more time. I believe it is only the defense who can ask for these delays as the State is mandated to a speedy trial. Just because his lawyer keeps asking for the delay is the reason he has not been to a bail hearing and I am sure that is because it is a moot point for the bail that would be set could not be met by his client. Mr. Jaime I am sure is quite content with free room and board while his court appointed attorney shuffles his court dates. If he could have afforded an attorney then this might be a different story in the paper but when your indigent you get what you get. Not only in the county is this so as there are several people downstate who are accused of committing murders that have been held at least as long as many longer. So justice is the same in the county as the cities and to most of us it does add up if you choose to see the why’s of the case and the amount of evidence there is to have to review and try to prove that reasonable doubt. This investigation took 13 years so I believe it is not unreasonable that it would take more than 5 months for the defense to do its own investigations.

      • in maine

        no he has the money, he is the richest man in town, according to him.

        • Anonymous

          HES A TOMMY BOY!

  • Anonymous

    They must have something, but they don’t have a body. If they try him without a body and he is found innocent, he cannot be tried again if they do find the body….. I guess I am just missing a lot of this story. Hopefully Justice will be served so at least the family will have closure

  • mfstevens069@gmail.com

    that low life piece of dog crap is exactly where he belongs..well no yet, he belongs in the State Prison.He rapped and sodomized so many people in that basement and justice will prevail !!!! As long as he takes his last breath of air incarcerated i will be happy!!!! Do not try to defend this man with comments as you probably dont know him. I DO!!! and ashamed to say for 30 years or more!!!

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