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Affidavit: Man charged in Orono stabbing told police that he ‘killed his step-father’

By Judy Harrison and Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The Orono man accused of inflicting what police called “life-threatening injuries” on the man his mother has been dating the past three years told police that he had “killed his step-father,” according to an affidavit filed Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Dorian Christian Sky Guerin, aka Dorian Archer, is charged with attempted murder and two counts of elevated aggravated assault, all Class A crimes, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.

He remained Monday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make $100,000 cash bail set earlier in the day by District Court Judge Bruce Jordan.

The 49-year-old victim suffered at least 30 stab wounds to the face, head and upper body, according to the affidavit prepared by Orono police Detective Sgt. Derek Dinsmore. The Bangor Daily News is not naming the man because he is the victim of a crime.

A hospital spokeswoman at Eastern Maine Medical Center said Monday no information was available about the man’s condition.

Officers were called to 87 Park St. around 2 p.m. Sunday, according to a previously published report. The police affidavit described the building as a “sort of boarding house with several rented rooms sharing a common bathroom area” and a common kitchen.

Officer Sarah Exley found the victim “lying on the floor in front of a doorway with a smaller male hovering above him with his arms raised and what appeared to be a knife in [his hands],” the affidavit said. Exley then witnessed the smaller male stab the man on the floor.

Guerin was detained at gunpoint and handcuffed. He was taken to EMMC for a cut on his hand, according to police.

Why Guerin stabbed the older man was not entirely clear to police, according to the affidavit. The 21-year-old sometimes “got off track with his statements” but told police he “had the impression that [the victim] was going to attack him so he had a knife and stabbed him with it,” the affidavit said. “He did not provide an explanation of why he had the impression that [the victim] was going to attack him.”

Guerin on Dec. 3 moved in with his 45-year-old mother and the victim, the affidavit said. He had been living at a homeless shelter in Skowhegan, his mother told police.

She told police that her son had been acting erratically since arriving in Orono. The woman told police that Guerin stared at her and made offhand comments about not being around much longer. He had been talking to her in rhyme as if he were singing a rap song.

“He also made a comment about what would happen to his money [should] he die, talking about not seeing her again and going away, and he was also making spiritual comments about God and how he loves God and God loves him, which was not usual for him,” the affidavit said.

She said that her son did not like the fact that the victim drank but the two men had engaged in just one argument, over Guerin having his shoes on the couch.

Guerin’s mother told police that the victim spent Saturday night with a friend, according to the affidavit. She and her son had pancakes, then walked to the gym at the University of Maine to swim and use the sauna. She said she saw her son go into the men’s locker room but did not see him in the pool area.

She called her son’s cellphone twice but he did not answer, the affidavit said. She used a pay phone to call a neighbor, who told her Guerin had stabbed her boyfriend.

The judge on Monday said he would take the prosecution’s request for a psychological evaluation under advisement. Jordan also said the high bail could be reviewed at a later date, once Martha Harris, the Bangor attorney appointed to represent Guerin, has had time to review the case.

Guerin was not asked to enter pleas to the felony charges because he has not been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury, which next meets Dec. 30.

Bail conditions include no contact with the victim, not being at the victim’s residence, not returning to 87 Park St., where the stabbing took place, no possession of knives or other dangerous weapons and no use of drugs or alcohol and testing for the same.

If convicted, Guerin faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. If the victim were to succumb to his injuries, Guerin could be charged with murder.

Guerin is next due in court on Feb. 4.

Correction: An earlier version of this story quoted the affidavit saying “He also made a comment about what would happen to his money [should] he die, talking about not seeing her again and going away, and he was also making spiritual comments about God and how he loves God and God loves him, which was not unusual for him." It should have said "was not usual for him."

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