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Newport man accused of slaying wife last month indicted for murder

Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Frederick Allen Jr. enters a courtroom at the Penobscot Judicial Center to make his first appearance on Jan. 10 for the alleged killing of his wife Anielka Allen in Newport.

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A Newport man accused of slaying his wife last month was indicted for murder Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury.

Frederick Allen Jr., 40, allegedly killed his wife, Anielka Allen, 37, at the couple’s North Street home Jan. 9.

It has been classified as a domestic violence homicide and was Maine’s first homicide of 2020.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Allen is expected to plead not guilty.

His trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 22, 2021.

The affidavit in the case, outlining the circumstances of Anielka Allen’s death, remained sealed Wednesday. It is expected to be made public after Frederick Allen is arraigned.

The couple were married in 2000 and had two teenage daughters. She filed for divorce a month before her death, according to documents filed in Newport District Court. She withdrew the petition Dec. 20.

If convicted, he faces between 25 years and life in prison.

 


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