October 22, 2019
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Comments for: Arrest of man for jury tampering overshadows testimony in triple murder trial

  • Anonymous

    “Gaudet is a nephew of Robert Dehahn, 55, of Amity, who is the father of Jason Dehahn, according to Coleman.” 

    I believe that this is the world’s most convoluted way of saying that Albert Gaudet is Jason Dehahn’s cousin.

  • Anonymous

    During January of 1971, I was a jurist on the murder trial of a Waterville nurse named Bessey who had snuffed out the lifes of several of his patients. We were sequestered for a week at the Augusta House and had to walk as a group back and forth to the Courthouse several times a day. I remember hearing many people shouting at us to “Hang the Bustard.” Many people seem to have a propensity to believe that everyone who is accused of a crime is guilty – which every intelligent person knows is not true. I think we have an excellent judicial system and charging Mr. Gaudet is the proper thing to do. He should also be told by a judge that the Salem witchcraft trials are a thing of the past.

    • Anonymous

      Oh come on.  The guy gets a little emotional during the trial of his cousins alleged killer and shouts”hang the bastard” while a juror is walking past and gets charged with a crime?  Complete overreaction on the part of the cops.  How by any stretch of the imagination can this be construed as “jury tampering”?  He didn’t threaten anybody or attempt to bribe anybody.  B.S. charge which will be dropped as soon as the trial is over.

      • Anonymous

        You are 100% correct.  

      • dj

        this is why people like Phillip (in the crime section for the oh I don’t know 3rd time this year) keep getting out of jail….give the guy a F*&^ing fine if need be and move on.  this poor man is taking the place that SHOULD be for violent repeat offenders!! 
         

      • Guest

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        • Anonymous

          So the juror, who I must assume is an adult person, is so fragile and feeble minded that even hearing an off-hand comment is going to exert undue influence?  Mr. Gaudet expected that shouting “hang the bastard” was going to cause the juror to change his mind ?  

          Or, is it more likely that Mr. Gaudet was simply expressing a very human emotion over his relatives murder.   A warning to Mr. Gaudet might have been sufficient without arresting him and wasting everybody’s time.  

          • Guest

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      • Anonymous

        This charge is not what I would call “within the spirit of the law” as far as jury tampering.

    • Anonymous

      What is wrong with this Lt Coleman and the male juror? Of course someone who has lost a loved one in such a horrific way is going to say, Hang the Bastard and a lot more. That is in no way juror tampering and never should have been mentioned or placed in the paper.  The juror should not be on the jury if a statement like that can affect him. Get real, if it were you or I and we had a loved one killed; Anyone with love and a beating heart would say something to that effect.
      The article states that Lt. Coleman supervises detectives in 11 counties; evidently, he has not enough to do if he arrests a person close to the victims for stating the obvious, Hang the bastard and then some! 

      • Anonymous

        Say it all you want but don’t say it to a juror at the Courthouse. It is a violation of law.

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  • Anonymous

    This circus is going to cost big bucks and put many people through even more pain.   A tragic ending to a horrific crime is turning into a feeding frenzy and Thayne Ormsby is getting way more attention than he deserves.  It would not surprise me to have his attorney again request a change of venue.

    My sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.   Keep your loved ones alive through your testimony and as you live your lives.  I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Anonymous

    Unless he admits he said it, isn’t it he said/she said? I would task the judge to prove I said it. The burden of proof is not on the defendant.

  • waynorth1

    Isn’t there a back door to the court house to avoid these sorts of events?

  • Anonymous

    Ridiculous. 

  • Anonymous

    Where is his free speech?  That is a serious charge for somebody speaking his mind.

    • eyevabigun

      Like crying fire in a theater?
      The 3 times I’ve sat on a jury (not sequestered), we were instructed to not watch the news, read the papers, or talk about it with family and friends. We weren’t even allowed to discuss it among ourselves until we started actual deliberations.
      It’s hard enough to impanel 14 people that haven’t already formed an opinion before the trial; they rightly don’t want anyone influencing them during it.

    • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      Like the “free speech” it would be if a wealthy defendant “donated” millions of dollars to his jurors?

  • Anonymous

    I for one think the death penalty should re-visit maine.. I Don’t want to pay for scum like this to live out the rest of his life in prison (day camp). sadly I know this will never happen.. Maine is too liberal, and think scum like this have rights. I got news for you the second he took a life he lost ALL rights. 

    • Anonymous

      All he “may-have-said” is ” hang the bastard”.  No need for the death penalty.  Lets not be too quick to kill someone just yet…..

    • Anonymous

      Were will the state get  2 million dollars for a death penalty trail  ??  Yes that’s what a death penalty trail cost do a google search an you will see it dose cost that much

    • Anonymous

      I don’t say this to be critical but just to inform you and others who may read this. I have a criminal justice degree from the University of Maine and have also studied crime and punishment extensively. I too was very supportive of the dealth penalty until I learned these facts in a United Nations comparison study that was conducted twice (1980 and 1990). Now get this. In every country in the world that did away with the death penalty, the murder rate plummeted immediately after it was abolished. The United States is the only Western nation that still executes people and guess what? We have the highest murder rate per capita of any civilized country in the world. So if you still wish to continue having roughly 20,000 murders per year in our country, as we have, please continue to support the death penalty. PS: Do you have any idea how many innocent people have either been executed or sentenced to life imprisonment in our country? The recent discovery of DNA has been helpful and we have released more than 100 people from their life sentence. However, you cannot resurrect those who we wrongfully executed. PS again: During the years 1972-1976, the US Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was in violation of our 8th Amendment that forbids cruel and unusual punishment. It was durting this period that the United States expereinced it lowest per capita murder rate in its history. As well, Maine and the few other state don’t have the death penalty also have the lowest murder rate with George and Texas (who have excuted the most people) having the highest murder rate per capita. Have I convinced you yet using the facts? I doubt it. You probably are like most people I know. Executing somebody makes them feel good. And better if we had the guillotine like they had in the French Revolution days, right? Take care my friend. I wrote this quickly and off the top of my head. I hope I’ve not made any errors.

      • Anonymous

        It has nothing to do with not having a rational thought. As I stated, anyone with love and a beating heart would say something to that effect. Just because you may be just out of school with a criminal justice degree from the University of Maine and studied crime and punishment extensively does not make you as knowledgeable as you are trying to make yourself sound. Yes, I think the guillotine is the perfect punishment for a person that has killed someone so horrifically; yet, it is a bit to quick to take their head off so they actually should have a slower death, like the same way their victims die.    

        •  Our system is great because is does not seek revenge, it seeks justice. You don’t need a degree to understand this, heck anyone who has ever read a Batman comic knows it.

        • Anonymous

          Like the venerable judges from across America said who I sat with on a public panel with answering questions, you are part of the problem and not the solution. Perhaps you should read Robert Hughes book The Fatal Shores and see how England “reduced” their horrific crime rate. You might also learn something about Tyburn Square. You sound like a Billy the Kid person who would also enjoy supervising a chain gang. Like I say, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM in the attempt to reduce America’s horrific crime problem.

          • Anonymous

            The issue is not harsh treatment, brutality and the death penalty for a trivial offense like stealing candlesticks or trying to erase the (convict) stain.  It is about brutal murderers and making sure, they get their due! Sometimes justice and revenge do go together and revenge is the element of justice that has gotten a bad name.   You see revenge as bloodthirsty when the reality is, that it is only justice inflicted upon a perpetrator, an eye for an eye!  Billy the Kid has some shining moments and supervising a chain gang would be great as long as we were in charge of punishing the murderers of the innocent by method of our choice. You can pat the butts of the murderess bastards all the way to prison and watch as they leave and kill all over again, but the death penalty without all the repeals will end that for them, real quick like! Therefore, what should have been said was, hang the bastard and hang him high.

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the many things wrong with our justice system.  We are allowed free speech but in certain instances, we are NOT allowed free speech.  This man was obviously emotional over the case itself and the loss of his family members.  I cannot for the life of me, believe someone shouting out something random as the jurors walk in to court is going to sway that jurors decision in any way whatsoever.  Legaleeze and loopholes are what is destroying the American Justice system and allowing a whole lot of guilty people to run free. 

  • Good for Stokes. He saw that the knife, and the DNA blood testing, were both gonna go nowhere. Stick to what you can prove and have the evidence to show the jury. Expecting a jury to follow a deductive line of reasoning is taking a huge risk that’s just not necessary. Between Ormsby’s statement’s to the 2 MSP detective’s when he was locked up in NH, with his Miranda Right’s given at least twice, and Strout’s testimony, cemented in with his own statement’s and plea agreement being admissable, this trial is a done deal.

  • Come on guys he was a relative to the ones killed he stated his opinion on what he thinks should happen! If I were him I probably would of said something to that doesnt mean he needs to get arrested and not return to that town! Its just crazy! Another thing is that i hate these people who plead out of reason of 
    insanity that just means that he can get out of it do good in a mental hospital and more than likely get out in few years. trying to take easy way out!

  • Harry H Snyder III

    What about “free speech?”  Isn’t this precisely why jurors are sequestered during a trial?  Do jurors get (before the trial) to read the Bangor Daily News comments section?  Have any of these jurors heard from family members on this subject.

    That a man can be arrested OUTSIDE a courthouse (in the Public’s VENUE) is outrageous. 

    I have seen MANY MANY prople holding signs outside the courthouses where famous trials took place.

  • Harry H Snyder III

     Albert Gaudet is a political activist voicing his beliefs.  That is the pitch I would use were I his lawyer.

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