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A Maine man who jealously killed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend was sentenced to life in prison.
Mark Penley of Peru was convicted of shooting Heather Bickford of Canton and her friend Dana Hill of Paris. The murders took place at Hill’s apartment on New Year’s Eve 2019.
Mark Penley was convicted of killing Heather Bickford, of Canton, and her boyfriend, Dana Hill, of Paris.
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Court documents show that Bickford, 31, feared for her life and claimed that Penley was following her.
In Maine, the maximum sentence for murder is life in prison. A judge handed down two life sentences, one for each victim, WGME-TV reported.
Surveillance video showed Penley arriving and leaving Hill’s apartment on the night of the murder. He left a bloody fingerprint on Bickford’s cell phone and her DNA was also found on a handgun found at the scene, prosecutors said.
Later, Penley returned to the scene and said that he was there to visit the Bickford children and called 911 to report the discovery of the bodies.
Police found Penley holding Bickford’s baby and her 8-year-old son on the couch in her home after calling 911.