- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A jealous rage over a woman’s communication with another man led to an alcohol-fueled fight in which she was stabbed 12 times by her live-in boyfriend, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.

Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber described Justin Pillsbury to jurors as a “green-eyed monster” who was unleashed after discovering Jillian Jones had communicated with another man by cellphone.

The victim grabbed a knife after Pillsbury snatched the phone from her, but it was Jones, who was nearly 100 pounds lighter, who ended up being killed in the confrontation, Macomber said.

Defense attorney Caleb Gannon suggested Pillsbury was defending himself when things got out of control in November 2013, the Kennebec Journal (bit.ly/1MiIflA) reported.

Neighbors in the apartment building reported hearing an argument on the night Jones died.



The crime scene was discovered by another roommate who arrived to find Jones dead and Pillsbury unconscious with self-inflicted stab wounds. Pillsbury survived his wounds.

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

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