• Seattle homeless man sentenced for cold case murder

    By: The Associated Press

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    AGUSTA, Maine - A homeless Seattle man will serve 20 years in prison in connection with a 1976 Maine killing.

    Gary Raub was arrested in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of 70-year-old Blanche Kimball in her Augusta home. He initially pleaded not guilty, but changed to a guilty plea on Friday and was sentenced for second-degree homicide at Kennebec Superior Court in Augusta.

    The case set a record for oldest cold case in Maine history. He was extradited last year.

    Raub at one time rented a room from Kimball, but initially denied involvement in her death. His attorneys at one point made a case for an alternative suspect, calling to the stand a man who once mowed Kimball's lawn.

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