AROOSTOOK COUNTY (AP) – A northern Maine man, captured on home security video firing shots into his stepfather’s home, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for murder.
James Peaslee of Easton received his sentenced Monday.
His stepfather, 79-year-old Paul Hilenski Sr., died in his Bridgewater home from a gunshot wound to the chest in January of 2018.
Authorities say Peaslee was angry over a decision involving the estate of his late mother, Janet Hilenski.
Hilenski’s sons gave him the security system because of concerns over his safety.
Authorities say the system captured video and still images of the killing.