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Man gets life sentence for Christmas double murders in Maine

Jake Bleiberg | BDN
Jake Bleiberg | BDN
David Marble sits in a Portland courtroom in this BDN file photo.

PORTLAND, Maine — A state judge has sentenced a New York man to life in prison for killing a Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015.

The Kennebec Journal reports that 32-year-old David Marble, Jr. on Friday received a 75-year-term for shooting 35-year-old Eric Williams and a life sentence for shooting 26-year-old Bonnie Royer in Manchester, outside the state capital city of Augusta. Marble will serve the sentences concurrently.

Police have said Marble, of Rochester, New York, shot both victims in the head because he thought Williams had stolen from him. Prosecutors said Royer was 20 to 22 weeks pregnant at the time.

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Marble’s attorney said an appeal is planned.

Marble’s nickname, “Dee Money,” was used by Republican Gov. Paul LePage in highly publicized comments about out-of-state drug dealers.

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