BANGOR, Maine — A man arrested Sunday in Ohio was indicted Wednesday for murder by the Penobscot County grand jury in connection with a shooting outside a Highland Avenue apartment on Easter.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea, 40, of New Haven, Connecticut, allegedly shot Terrance Durel Sr., 36, of New Orleans, on April 16 outside the home the suspect shared with Durel’s estranged wife.
The apartment is located on the corner of Ohio Street and Highland Avenue.
Bethea allegedly fled Bangor immediately after the shooting.
He was arrested on a warrant Sunday in Euclid, Ohio, which is about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland on Lake Erie, after a traffic stop. Bethea was a passenger in the car.
Bethea on Tuesday waived extradition from Ohio after appearing before a judge at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in Cleveland. He is being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail.
Bangor police are expected to bring Bethea back to Maine by mid-June.
Bethea’s arraignment date at the Penobscot Judicial Center has not been set.
Durel was shot outside 2 Highland Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
The shooting stemmed from an argument, according to 43-year-old Danielle Durel of Bangor, the victim’s estranged wife.
The victim, who used to live in Brewer, was at the house to get their son’s “Easter outfit” when the argument began, Danielle Durel said last month. She was inside helping the 8-year-old boy change clothes when she heard three gunshots, she said. She ran out of the house, saw Prince and a friend of Terrence’s she identified only as “Primo” wrestling on the ground and tried to break up the scuffle, she said.
That’s when she noticed her husband was bleeding from his stomach and leg, she said. She drove him to the Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he died later that day.
Lincoln resident Cindy McVicar was arrested April 21 for allegedly interfering with the capture of Bethea.
McVicar was charged with a felony because she “misled officers” about driving Bethea to Portland after the shooting, as well as her whereabouts once there, Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said.
Her bail was set at $30,000 and she remained in jail Monday, a Penobscot County Jail official said.
If convicted of murder, Bethea would face 25 years to life in prison.
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