October 16, 2019
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Judge considers whether Maine man’s comments to churchgoers can be used in murder trial

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A Maine judge is considering whether comments made in church could be admissible in the trial of a man accused of killing his wife.

[Affidavit contradicts Windham man’s account of shooting his wife]

Three years ago, 34-year-old Alicia Gaston died from a single shot from a shotgun in the stairwell of the family’s Windham home on Jan. 14, 2016. The Portland Press Herald reports 36-year-old Noah Gaston has said he thought his wife was an intruder.

Police say there are multiple inconsistencies in his story and have charged him with murder. He’s scheduled to stand trial in February.

[Affidavit: Husband accused of killing wife says he thought she was an intruder]

During a Tuesday hearing, both sides argued whether the jury should hear statements Gaston made to fellow church members.

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