Man accused of killing his mother, her boyfriend in Limington makes initial court appearance

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT
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LIMINGTON, Maine (WMTW) - The man charged with killing two people in their Limington home made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.

Matthew Cote, 21, is accused of killing his mother, Cheryl Cote, 47, and her boyfriend, Daniel Perkins, 45, according to investigators. All three lived together.

Cote was not required to enter a plea, and he was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation.

The judge impounded the affidavit that would have provided more details on the killings. Cote was ordered held without bail.

Police said a retired firefighter driving by and spotted the fire at the home just after 5 a.m. Thursday. He called 911 and tried to get into the home but was unable to.

Firefighters arrived and put out the flames. They found the bodies after entering the home.

Shortly after discovering the bodies, police said they pulled over Cote who was driving in Limington. Cote was interviewed, arrested and taken to the York County Jail.

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