- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who pleaded guilty to murder has been found not criminally responsible for his actions.

Thirty-two-year-old William Hall of Bangor told a judge Monday he was possessed when he killed Melvin Abreu by choking him and throwing him out a window in 2011. The incident followed an argument over religious beliefs. Alcohol was involved.

Hall was being held at Riverview Psychiatric Center until the hearing in Kennebec County Superior Court. He claimed he had no control over his actions leading to Abreu’s death.

A state psychologist testified that Hall suffered from symptoms including delusions and hallucinations. It is expected Hall will remain at Riverview for treatment.

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