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Maine Supreme Court hears appeal of Massachusetts man convicted of murder

33-year-old F Daly was found guilty last July of fatally shooting 51-year-old Israel Lewis
(Source: Raycom Media)
(Source: Raycom Media)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 3:20 PM EDT
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(WABI) - Maine’s highest court heard the appeal today of a Massachusetts man convicted of murdering a man in Bangor.

33-year-old F Daly was found guilty last July of fatally shooting 51-year-old Israel Lewis.

Lewis was killed in his apartment on Second Street in January of 2018.

Daly was sentenced to 42 years behind bars.

In January, a judge denied a request for a new trial.

Today, Daly’s attorney told Maine Supreme Court Justices the trial court made several mistakes including not allowing evidence of alternative suspects and not providing an adequate explanation for the sentencing.

The defense also argues Daly should have been given a new trial based on statements of a juror months after the verdict that at least three jurors believed the murder may have been committed by others but wondered why Daly’s attorneys did not bring up alternative suspects.

The high court will issue a ruling on the appeal at a later date.

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