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Jul 6, 2016 4:47 PM

Maine murderer that NH police hound helped find gets life in prison

The Associated Press

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who fled into the woods to hide from authorities after the killing of his former girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison.

Jesse Marquis was sentenced on Wednesday, just weeks after he was convicted of stabbing and shooting 31-year-old Amy Theriault, a mother of two.

WAGM-TV reports that six of Theriault's family members spoke during the hearing. Afterward, Marquis delivered a statement he'd written, apologizing to them.

Police say the victim had broken up with him when Marquis showed up at her home in St. Francis on May 31, 2014. They say her two daughters were not at home.

Marquis was seen fleeing the home and was captured six days later with help from a bloodhound from New Hampshire's Stafford County Sheriff's Department.

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