- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who fled into the woods to hide after the killing of his former girlfriend in St. Francis has been sentenced to life in prison.

Jesse Marquis was sentenced on Wednesday, just weeks after he was convicted of stabbing and shooting 31-year-old Amy Theriault, a mother of two.

WAGM-TV reports that six of Theriault’s family members spoke during the hearing. Afterward, Marquis delivered a statement he’d written, apologizing to them.

Police say the victim had broken up with Marquis before he showed up at her St. Francis home on May 31, 2014. Her two daughters were not at home.

Marquis was seen fleeing and was captured six days later with help from a bloodhound from New Hampshire’s Stafford County Sheriff’s Department.

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