HOULTON, Maine (WABI) - A man from Houlton who's serving 65 years in prison for killing a local man is appealing to Maine's highest court.
22-year-old Reginald Dobbins was sentenced in October of last year after a jury found him guilty of murder.
His lawyers are arguing his case before the Maine Supreme Court Wednesday.
They say the trial court made a mistake when it excluded evidence from Dobbins's trial that his co-defendant, Samuel Geary, had pleaded guilty.
The two brutally beat and stabbed 61-year-old Keith Suitter in his home in 2015.
Dobbins was 18 and Geary was 16.
Dobbins lawyers also say a 65-year sentence is too long, considering Dobbins' age at the time of the crime.
Geary was sentenced to 40 years in prison.