Maine grand jury indicts in Readfield killing

Posted April 05, 2011, at 7:19 a.m.
Last modified April 05, 2011, at 7 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old man on charges he killed the man who took him into his Readfield home.  

On Monday, the Kennebec County grand jury indicted David Silva Jr. on a charge of murder in the Feb. 8 shooting death of 53-year-old Robert Orr at Orr’s home.  

After Orr was shot, Silva allegedly stole items from the house and then set it on fire. Investigators say Silva was trying to cover evidence of the shooting.  

Silva was arrested two days later in Carver, Mass.  

If convicted of the murder charge, Silva could be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.  

The Kennebec Journal says Silva is being held without bail. He will be arraigned at a later date.