- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A judge has denied a Maine man’s bid to be paroled or receive a hearing more than 20 years since he was convicted of killing a teenage girl.

The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/29CVOFr ) Justice Robert Mullen ruled that the parole board had “more than sufficient evidence” to deny Michael Boucher Sr.’s request during his May 2014 parole hearing.

Boucher had asked that Mullen order him paroled or mandate a new parole hearing before a different panel through a post-conviction process. The 65-year-old argued that his rights were violated during the 2014 hearing.

Boucher was convicted in 1991 of strangling and beating 18-year-old Debra Dill to death in a randomly targeted attack in Litchfield in 1973. He’s eligible to seek parole again in 2019.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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