- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WELLS, Maine (AP) - An accused burglar has been charged with felony murder more than a year after a 62-year-old woman died of a heart attack during an attempted burglary at her Maine home.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/28kWNOB ) 24-year-old Carlton Young was indicted Tuesday in the March 2015 death of Connie Loucks. The Sanford man has been held at the York County Jail since his arrest last year.

He was initially accused of being part of a burglary ring in southern Maine. Authorities say he and at least one other person broke into her home when she wasn’t there and returned the following day to break in again.

It’s unclear why authorities waited to charge Young with felony murder.

Defense attorney Amy Fairfield says her client maintains his innocence in Loucks’ death.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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