- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who was convicted of shooting another man in 2014 and then fleeing the state has been sentenced to 39 years.

Abdirahman Haji-Hassan (ab-deer-RAH’-mun HAH’-jee-huh-san), of Portland, was convicted of murder in December, and a sentencing hearing was held Thursday.

Police say Haji-Hassan shot 23-year-old Richard Lobor during a dispute at another man’s apartment in Portland in November 2014. Police say Lobor had stepped in between Haji-Hassan and another man who were arguing.

Haji-Hassan fled afterward to Minneapolis, where he was arrested about a month later.

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