- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine’s highest court has ruled against a man who appealed his conviction on domestic violence assault charges stemming from a brawl with his ex-girlfriend and stepdaughter.

Stanley Fletcher was sentenced to two concurrent 90-day jail terms for using “offensive force” during the altercation. On appeal, Fletcher argued that he acted in self-defense during the incident. Court records say Fletcher described the fight as a “drunken free-for-all” to a police officer.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that evidence supports a lower court’s finding that the state disproved the self-defense justification beyond a reasonable doubt.


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