May 25, 2018
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Maine judge considering new trial for woman in bat attack

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine judge could decide within the next three weeks whether a Standish woman should get a new trial in a near-fatal bat attack on her husband.

Linda Dolloff was convicted of attempted murder in May.

Dolloff is asking a judge to overturn her conviction or grant her a new trial.

The jury found that Dolloff beat her husband, Jeffrey Dolloff, nearly to death with a softball bat on April 12, 2009 and then shot herself to make the incident look like a home invasion.

The Portland Press Herald says Dolloff’s attorneys feel a prosecutor interjected personal opinions into closing arguments during the trial.

Prosecutors say the verdict was proper.

Dolloff faces up to 30 years in prison. She has not yet been sentenced.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, http:////

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