BANGOR — The murder trial of New York resident Carine Reeves involves what police call a drug-fueled love triangle, and the other woman is scheduled to testify against him.
Reeves, 40, and Lewiston resident Quaneysha Greeley, 22, both are charged with murder in the shooting death of 55-year-old Sally Shaw of New Gloucester.
Greeley agreed to a plea agreement in 2018 to testify against her former boyfriend in exchange for the state dropping the murder charge. She spent nearly 2 1/2 years in the Washington County Jail waiting for Reeves’ trial, and was released just before Christmas last year.
“Our client has pleaded to drug charges and hindering apprehension. The murder case is still pending but it’s going to be dismissed,” said her attorney, Jeffrey Toothaker.
Shaw’s body was found on July 19, 2017 on the side of the road in Cherryfield with a bullet wound to her head. Her obituary said she was survived by four siblings, three children, and seven grandchildren.
“Sally was a free spirit, a ‘Sassybucket’ and a passionate mother, grandmother and sister,” her obit said.
Reeves and Greeley were arrested in New York a month after Shaw’s death. Greeley was returned to Maine but Reeves had stabbed a New York model and had to stand trial for that crime before his return to Maine, causing the court delay.
After being convicted of first-degree assault in the Big Apple, Reeves was sentenced in August 2018 to 20 years in a New York prison.
He was returned to Maine in January to face the murder charge. His trial was originally scheduled to being in May but was delayed by the arrival of the coronavirus in mid-March.
Currently, Reeves’ trial is scheduled to be the first jury trial to take place at the Penobscot Judicial Center since the pandemic hit.
Court officials said they hope to have the jury selection done in two days so the trial can begin Wednesday.