ELLSWORTH, Maine — A man whose dog was allegedly shot and killed intentionally says he is frustrated by the pace of progress in the criminal cases against the two suspects.
Standing outside the Ellsworth courthouse Thursday morning, surrounded by supporters waving signs with photos of Franky the dog, Phillip Torrey said he wants the case to move forward. The case was scheduled Thursday for a routine dispositional conference, so the attorneys could update a judge on how the case is progressing.
“I’m feeling like I hope something happens [today]. I don’t feel confident that it [will],” he said, adding that he expects it will get continued to a later date. “We keep getting told that it is not uncommon for this to happen.”
A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....
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