Police: Arrest made in triple killing in Maine

July 3, 2010 5:06:42 AM PDT
Police say a fingerprint and DNA from a beer can and cigarette butt led them to a man who allegedly confessed to killing two men and a boy in northern Maine. A Maine State Police spokesman says 20-year-old Thayne Ormsby of Orient was charged Friday with three counts of murder. Ormsby was being held on a fugitive charge in Dover, N.H.

The victims were found stabbed to death June 23 in a mobile home on U.S. 1 in Amity, a town of 200 residents near the Canadian border.

Killed were 55-year-old Jeffrey Ryan, his 10-year-old son, Jesse, and 30-year-old neighbor Jason Dehahn. An affidavit filed Friday indicates Ormsby told police he thought Jeffrey Ryan was dealing drugs.


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