TENANTS HARBOR – The state’s highest court has upheld the murder conviction of a man from tenants harbor.
Andrew Kierstead is serving a 45 year sentence for the shotgun slaying of 48 year old Richard Mills.
Kierstead claimed Mills hooked him on drugs and he shot him in 2012 after he refused to give him more. His attorneys argued that his conviction should be overturned because a judge allowed statements he made to police to be presented during his trial.
Kierstead claims he was impaired at the time, but the Maine Supreme Judicial Court disagreed and rule the confession was voluntary.