2006 sex offender slayings

Nathaniel Sargent, 22, of Sullivan talks about being incarcerated on a recent morning at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. Sargent pleaded guilty recently in Hancock County Superior Court to a felony assault charge in order to have a misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor charge dropped. The biggest reason, he said, was so he wouldn't have to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years.

Sex offender? No thanks, I’ll take prison

By Eric Russell on April 15, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.
WINDHAM | Nathaniel Sargent could have been a free man in less than a year. But his short stint behind bars would have come with a price he considered too high: 10 years of public shame on the state’s online sex offender registry. Rather than bear the burden that …

Plastic bag of bullets helped lead police to man who killed 2 sex offenders

By DOUG KESSELI, BDN Staff on April 18, 2006, at 12:55 p.m.
BANGOR – With Stephen Marshall still at large and police uncertain whether he would strike again, Bangor investigators beefed up local patrols Sunday and searched a wooded area with a dog. But the real clue to Marshall’s whereabouts came from a small bathroom in a downtown bus terminal. A plastic …

Victim’s wife recalls Milo shooting

By Aimee Thibodeau on April 18, 2006, at 12:54 p.m.
MILO – About an hour after police allowed the wife of murder victim Joseph Gray to return to the couple’s home on Monday, Janice Gray answered the phone and agreed to talk about how her husband was shot right in front of her. “Believe it or not, my husband and …

Shooter’s motive sought in sex offender slayings

By Judy Harrison and Jen Lynds on April 18, 2006, at 12:52 p.m.
Police investigators in Maine, Boston and Canada gathered information Monday in hopes of uncovering a 20-year-old Canadian dishwasher’s motive for gunning down two convicted sex offenders in their rural Maine homes early Easter morning. Stephen A. Marshall, 20, gained access to information about his victims, along with the names of …

2 sex offenders slain in Milo, Corinth; Suspect from Canada kills himself in Boston

By Judy Harrison on April 17, 2006, at 12:38 p.m.
A Canadian man wanted in connection with the slayings of two registered sex offenders in Maine fatally shot himself Sunday night after being cornered by police on a bus approaching South Station in Boston, authorities said. Stephen A. Marshall, 20, shot himself in the head with a .45 caliber handgun …