New England in Brief

Saturday October 13, 2012

Maine man sentenced in girlfriend’s death

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Rockland man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after being convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body on a rural road.

Thirty-seven-year-old Arnold Diana did not address the judge or family or friends of victim Katrina Windred at his sentencing on Friday.

Prosecutors said he strangled the 48-year-old Windred in November 2010 in his apartment while her 11-year-old son was waiting outside in her car.

Prosecutors had said there was overwhelming evidence that he killed her after finding out that she had met another man.

Assistant District Attorney Lisa Marchese said that the state was very satisfied with the sentence. She said clearly the judge understood that it was a domestic violence homicide and considered the impact to her son.

Mass. family charged with stealing apples in N.H.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- A Quincy, Mass., family faces charges they stole a trunk-load of apples from a Londonderry, N.H., orchard.

Police say that 58-year-old Hang Wong bought a large U-Pick bag from Mack’s Apples, then stood by the family car with her husband, 57-year-old Tony Wong, while their two sons loaded the trunk with apples.

A farm attendant alerted police.

Police said they found the two sons, 27-year-old Wai Wong and 19-year-old Steven Wong, going into the orchard, loading up the bag and dumping apples into the trunk as their mother and father watched.

Police charged the four with theft by deception. candidates virtually tied in poll

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A new poll finds New Hampshire’s race for governor remains up for grabs with a third of voters undecided.

Republican Ovide Lamontagne was supported by 34 percent of the likely voters questioned in the WMUR Granite State Poll while Democrat Maggie Hassan got 30 percent. Three percent favored Libertarian John Babiarz and 34 percent were undecided.

The poll sampled 590 randomly selected adults between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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