Comments for: Attorney in prison death case says his client acted in self-defense

Posted March 18, 2013, at 12:39 p.m.
Last modified March 18, 2013, at 4:29 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Franklin Higgins struck fellow prisoner Lloyd Millett with a 29-inch pipe clamp but did so in self-defense against a much larger, violent man who ran an extortion ring at the Maine State Prison, Higgins’ attorney told jurors Monday at the start of his client’s trial in Knox …

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story misidentified Leane Zainea in a photo caption. She is assistant attorney general, not assistant district attorney.

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