The Bangor man accused of fatally shooting a Second Street resident earlier this month was ordered Tuesday to be held without bail.
F “Frank” Daly, 29, appeared at Penobscot Judicial Center before Superior Court Justice Ann Murray. It would be unusual for a murder suspect to be released on bail.
Murray granted a defense motion to seal the affidavit charging Daly. The judge said she will consider eventually unsealing it.
Assistant Attorney General John Alsop, who is prosecuting the case declined to comment on a motive for the slaying. He also gave the judge no details about the case in open court.
Daly, originally from Boston, was arrested Jan. 27 at his 30 Ohio St. residence and charged with murdering Israel Lewis, 51, of Bangor, who is the city’s first homicide victim of 2018.
Lewis’ body was found by his girlfriend about 9:45 a.m. Jan. 10 in his room at 40 Second St. She looked through a window, saw Lewis lying on the floor and called 911.
Lewis was from Massachusetts, but had lived in Bangor for four years, according to his obituary. Other tenants of 40 Second St. described him as a friendly man who kept to himself.
Daly was not asked to enter a plea to the murder charge Tuesday because he has not yet been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury. It is scheduled to next convene on Feb. 28.
Daly is due back in court in March. The judge did not set an exact date.
Murray appointed Jeffrey Silverstein and Kaylee Folster, both of Bangor, to represent Daly.
Silverstein declined to comment on the case.
Lewis died of two gunshot wounds, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. If convicted of murder, Daly faces 25 years to life in prison.
Anyone with information about Lewis’ death is asked to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384. To remain anonymous, dial extension 6.
BDN writer Callie Ferguson contributed to this report.
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