Stories about Thayne Ormsby

Thayne Ormsby stands with his attorney Sarah LeClaire as the jury files into the courtroom in April 2012. Ormsby was found guilty in the triple-homicide killings of Jesse Ryan, Jeff Ryan and Jason Dehahn in June of 2010 in the town of Amity.

Thayne Ormsby’s lawyers file appeal in Amity triple-homicide case

By Jen Lynds on July 07, 2012, at 12:11 p.m.
CARIBOU | Attorneys for a 22-year-old man sentenced last month to three life terms in prison for killing three people in a rural home in Amity in June 2010 have filed paperwork to appeal the case. The notice of appeal and application to allow an appeal of sentencing on …
Robert Strout

With Ormsby convicted of Amity murders, Robert Strout faces sentencing

By Jen Lynds on April 22, 2012, at 9:19 a.m.
HOULTON | Now that the state has secured a conviction against the 22-year-old who murdered three people in Amity almost two years ago, another man charged in connection with the crimes will be sentenced. Deputy Attorney General William Stokes, who helped convict Thayne Ormsby on three counts of murder …
Robert Strout enters guilty pleas to four charges against him in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on Wednesday as his attorney looks on.

Orient man pleads guilty in connection with Amity triple homicide

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 12, 2011, at 3:18 p.m.
HOULTON | An Orient man who was charged in connection with a triple homicide in Amity in June 2010 and then arrested again in August on a drug offense has pleaded guilty to all the charges against him. Robert Strout, 64, entered the new pleas in Aroostook County Superior …
Robert Strout

Suspect connected to drug, triple homicide case unable to make bail

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 10, 2011, at 8:39 p.m.
ORIENT | An Orient man arrested last week on drug charges less than a year after he was charged in connection with a triple homicide in Amity remains in a Houlton jail, unable to make bail. Robert Strout, 64, was arrested last Thursday at his Orient home by the …
Robert Strout

Orient man charged in connection with triple homicide arrested on drug charges

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 04, 2011, at 8:37 p.m.
Three individuals, including an Orient man who was charged in connection with a triple homicide in Amity in June 2010, were charged with drug offenses Thursday. Darrell Crandall, division commander of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, said Craig Strout-Desmond, 24, and Brianna Bonness, 24, both of Ellsworth, …
Thayne Ormsby, far right, talks to his attorneys, James Dunleavy, far left, and Sarah LeClaire, partially obscured, during a hearing in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Ormsby has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder for the deaths last June 22 of Jeffrey Ryan, 55, Jesse Ryan, 10, and Jason Dehahn, 30, all of Amity. He is trying to get statements he made to police after the murders thrown out, and attorneys made arguments in the case on Thursday. Ormsby reportedly confessed to the killings to State Police Detective Dale Keegan.

Police say Ormsby killed trio with combat-style knife

By Jen Lynds on June 30, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.
HOULTON | Attorneys for Thayne Ormsby, the man accused of killing three people a year ago in Amity, told a judge on Thursday their client’s statements to police should not be admitted as evidence during his murder trial. Ormsby is accused of stabbing to death Jeffrey Ryan, 55, Ryan’s son …
In June 2010, crime tape surrounded the site as members of the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team continued to look for clues at the Amity home where two men and a boy were stabbed to death.

On anniversary of Amity triple slaying, victim’s son struggles with loss

By Jen Lynds on June 22, 2011, at 6:14 p.m.
This past Sunday, children across the nation joined their dads on Father’s Day, gathering for barbecues and golf or to watch their favorite sports teams compete. But in Texas, Shannon Ryan, 36, could only sit and think about the father he lost. “Father’s Day was really tough …

Amity triple homicide trial at least a year away

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 13, 2011, at 4:20 p.m.
It could be a year or more before a man charged in the stabbing deaths of two Amity men and a 10-year-old boy goes to trial on the charges, officials with the Maine Attorney General’s Office said recently. Thayne Ormsby, who was 20 at the time of …