- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) - The lawyer for a Maine man who police say spent two months on the run after the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend says he may have turned himself in because he was afraid that police would shoot him.

The Morning Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1IXZjxg ) that Attorney Jeffrey Toothaker said Monday that Robert Burton “thought he was going to get shot.” Toothaker said that the 38-year-old was annoyed by mosquitoes and black flies.

Burton been held without bail since turning himself in last week. A bail hearing that had been set for Monday was postponed.

Police say that Burton killed Stephanie Ginn Gebo after she broke up with him. Her body was found on June 5 by her daughter who, along with a younger brother, had been asleep upstairs.

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