May 31, 2023

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Maine shooting suspect was recently released from prison – The Denver Post

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BOWDOIN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who police say killed four people in a home and then shot three others randomly on a busy highway had been released days earlier from prison, where he had been serving time for a probation violation, a state official said Wednesday.

Joseph Eaton, 34, was released Friday from the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, where he had been sentenced in March 2021, said Anna Black, director of governmental affairs for the Maine Department of Corrections.

State records also show that Eaton carried with him a criminal history that should have prevented him from legally possessing a gun.

The shootings in Maine began in the small town of Bowdoin, where four people were killed Tuesday. Then a chaotic…

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2023-04-19 10:10:06

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