Bradford man indicted for murder in death of Hudson contractor

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 30, 2011, at 2:17 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bradford man was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury for intentional or knowing murder and depraved indifference murder in connection with the slaying of David Trask, 71, of Hudson.

Peter Robinson, 48, was arrested Nov. 17 in connection with the killing five days earlier.

Robinson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. A bail hearing also will be held then.

Trask was a general contractor whose beaten body was found Nov. 12 on Bear Road in Bradford, near where Robinson lives.

The two reportedly got into a fight and Robinson beat Trask to death, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

“The state medical examiner’s office said Trask died from blunt head injuries and they ruled the death a homicide,” McCausland said in a statement released earlier this month.

Trask was the owner of David P. Trask & Son Inc. of Hudson. Robinson ran a local garage.

More information about the alleged crime is expected to be released Thursday when court documents are unsealed.

If convicted, Robinson faces a minimum of 25 years and a maximum of life in prison.

A trial date has not been set.

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