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Comments for: Robert Strout sentenced in connection with Amity triple homicide, drug crime

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  • Anonymous

    About 25 years to few!

  • Guest

    That’s the going price for helping someone cover up a murder? What an insult to the families !

    • Anonymous

      That’s 1 and 1/3 years per victim.  Sad.

      • Anonymous

         And that figure doesn’t account for the drugs he put out on the streets that hurt even more people. 

  • OMG! :'(

  • $ 10 fee to be paid monthly for his supervision.  !! ?? !! ??
    I guess the taxpayers will pay the other $1000’s this horrible
    mans actions have set in motion.

    The 3 victims paid with their lives.
    Priceless.

  • wow. just wow.

    • Anonymous

      Those charges are light weight to begin with and the sentence agreed to is insulting.  He didn’t even testify.  He claims TO stayed with him two days after the murder and alleged coverup.  Never in this life would I let a murderer stay with me.  I think he must be as guilty as TO.  Four years–disgusting and disgraceful.

  • Anonymous

    What a kick in the face for the families who lost their loved ones! Sad judicial system.

  • Anonymous

    What a kick in the face for the families who lost their loved ones! Sad judicial system.

    • Anonymous

       Yet a non-violent  weed seller can get life in prison; go figure.  Our judicial system needs an overhaul.  There is no common sense to it.  Child molesters get weeks or months and non-violent drug users get years.  It’s completely backwards.

      • Anonymous

         And if you’re a child molesting priest you get to “retire” and never serve a day or pay a dime.
        Strout has an arrest record going back almost four decades I am completely opposed to the plea deal in a case involving death in any form,let alone a triple murder with drug involvement.My prayers to the families who have had their hearts stomped again.

  • Anonymous

    Well Thayne is gone for a long time, at leaast Strout got some time and now I hope Jeff, Jesse and Jason can all RIP… May they watch down and haunt all these people forever.

    • Anonymous

       The best way we can honor those who died is to work to change the laws.NO PLEA BARGAIN FOR MURDER-EVER!

  • Anonymous

    May the two of you sit and rot while starring at each other. I say let them in general population and what ever happens, happens! Many in there would love just a few minutes. This is not justice, if he survives he will have his life back in 4 years. What about the three that will never have theirs back? He should stay there untill they cart him out in a bag just like Thanye!

    • Anonymous

      They wont be able to, strout will be in maine correctional and ornsby maine state prison

  • Strout is gonna have 4 years ‘inside’ with a child murder charge hanging around his neck. He’s gonna find out real quick that is gonna be worse than ever thought. That he aided Ormsby no less than 3 times, knowing what Ormsby did, is nothing less than Accessory to Murder. That he crossed into New Hampshire is Interstate Flight to Avoid Prosecution. That the Judge only gave him 4 years is probably in consideration of his age. But age is no excuse to aiding murder ! Strout is gonna find out real quick that 4 years is gonna go real slow. And he’s gonna have time to think…….

    • Anonymous

      The old man will not go to MSP where he would
      Be killed. The dude he ratted on will o there. He will be in protective custody. One he helped kill a kid and 2 he’s a publicly known rat in a high profile case. It sucks the man deserves to live his time there in fear. My condolences to the victims families

  • Guest

    Why does this State like to bundle sentences by having them served concurrently?  Wouldn’t the drug conviction be a separate case altogether and deserving of extra time on top of the 4 years?
    This man(?) should stay in ’till he’s at least 75!

    • Anonymous

      I agree, Buz.

      Unfortunately for the public community, that is what the plea deal entailed.

      What about all the oxycodone pills he “gave” to his grandson (Craig Strout-Desmond)? Did Mr. Strout pay for them himself? Or did his insurance (or Maine Care) pay for them? If he didn’t pay for them himself, where’s the restitution for the “seized 170 tablets of the prescription painkiller oxycodone … valued at about $3,400, according to MDEA”?  – and the also simultaneously reported ‘other’ 180 oxycodone ‘per month’ (at $3,600)?

      I suppose Craig Strout-Desmond, just “gave” them all away, right?

      No, Craig was indicted on “charges of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.” [BDN o2/08/2012].

      What about THAT – Grandpa? When it’s a regular monthly exchange, isn’t this known as “trafficking”?

      Yet the court will only act on clear evidence and testimony within the plea bargaining agreement, so we won’t hear about “the rest of the story” (as Paul Harvey used to say).

      And that’s a BIG drawback in this whole story – the rest of the story isn’t being told.

      Perhaps Jeff Ryan refused to sell his prescription meds* into some pill-hustling cartel? as
      *reported in the July 4, 2010 BDN article, QUOTE: “Jeffrey Ryan was a disabled veteran who suffered from a back injury and had a prescription for a narcotic painkiller”.

      Perhaps Ormsby ended up as an unwitting hit man against someone (Jeff) refusing to sell themselves out to such an operation. Perhaps he’s just a burn out or a nut case.

      Yet this is so common for dealers to recruit medication-users to sell their meds – can be very tempting for people on disability or elderly and/or low-income folks.

      That may be the real story that has been allowed to get quieted down over the last (almost) two years.

      I have written this before in these BDN comments sections … for those good folks who don’t commonly know it, for those who shouldn’t need to know it … I’ve seen this stuff ever since the 1960s. I thought pill dealing was bad back then, yet that was almost NOTHING compared to now.

      I know elderly folks who keep their meds in a safe and keep a gun in their home because of this. This is no kidding around – exaggeration – here, this is the real world … way out here in northern Maine, not some big “city” rat-hole scene.

      So sorry to seem outlandish or over-doing things here. I think that the rest of the story isn’t getting fulfilled, sad to say.

      BEST WISHES to everyone who has had to suffer through this terrible ordeal. Rest- In- Peace- to our neighbor-victims and to the secondary-victims: their families, their neighbors – OUR community – for miles all around. We drive past these homes all the time.

      I can NOT do that without EVERY TIME looking in there, knowing and struggling with the traumas of this horrible ordeal … I am not convinced that the story has been fully told – and finished. I know some who have been in that court nearly every day since the beginning, including someone who picked up Ormsby hitch-hiking only shortly before it happened; this is no distant, hearsay gossip.

      I personally saw those blue and red lights flying south on the Calais Road that night. I saw them at the trailer when I drove past there.

      (sigh)

      ~ Rob

      • Guest

        Thanks for the well thought out reply, Rob. I only started following this about 10 months ago. I asked my brother who lives on the Calais Road in Hodgdon about it, but all he would give me were a few mumbled groans of disgust. Buz.

      • Anonymous

        There was a case a few months back where a young man died of cancer.Thieves broke in during the memorial service to get his leftover drugs.And you are right,the story will never see the light of day.
        WHY if there is a drug conviction is it not 100 pills=100 charges?WHY are the drug laws so light for hard drugs?I hope the families find peace.This joke of a sentence won’t help.
        To your point about Maine Care -can they get $$ back for illegal use of his prescription?I don’t use any drugs other than aspirin so I don’t know how these laws work.If someone who knows how this all works can illuminate,please do.Thanks.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for your reply.  My thoughts exactly.  There is ALOT more to this story that we will never know.  I still feel Strout was more involved and is twisting the story for his own benefit.  It’s just so aggravating that he’s only getting 4 years, when he was is this up to his eyeballs! 

  • please post the correct names of Jeff’s siblings..it matters!

  • Travis

    I have a strange suspicion this man will be found bleeding in his cell within six months. I think he has all intention of NOT serving four years. What an absolute injustice to these families though, truly despicable.

    • Anonymous

       I bet six days or six weeks.Don’t worry-it will happen.Even criminals in there for other things have children,nieces and nephews that they care about.So do the guards.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s pray he gets what he really deserves in the Big House.

  • Anonymous

    we are suppose to feel bad for someone in poor health probably by his own doing and take it easy on him when it comes to sentencing? He may not have killed but he did his share in this whole situation. 4 years is a joke let him die there just like the other one should. it may not be fresh air but at least he is still breathing and he should be thankful for that.

  • Anonymous

     BDN – Why was my post removed?  I expressed sympathy to a person who said she was the murdered child’s mother and that the Maine justice system is a joke.  I also said that Strout should have gotten a hell of lot more than 4 years.

    What problem did you have with that?   Are you friends with the judge or something?

  • waynorth1

    I’m sure he’s given Joy the 101 on selling prescription drugs before he was led away (actually, they have a supplier from Ellsworth, right?) and how to do it.  She’s going to have to invent a few new illnesses in order to pay the bills.   This guy got what he deserved…..too bad it wasn’t a whole lot longer.  Just because you live in the sticks, doesn’t mean you run your own show while watching Archie Bunker in a Barcolounger all day. I’m not minimizing his illnesses, maximizing the grief he contributed to these people and their families.  He’s right, he will die in prison, probably from oxy withdrawal. Should have made better choices.  

  • Anonymous

    Four years for this man seems a travesty. He is the personification of evil in my thinking. He would be the Fagin in this piece. Everything about his and his family’s behavior from the get go of this case argues for that. If it were up to me (and it is not) he would never smell fresh air or be outside of a jail again.

  • Guest

    Too bad he wasn’t found with some weed … he would’ve received 10 years

  • Anonymous

    Four years?? Seriously?? There is something terribly wrong with the justice system. Complete overhaul needed!!

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