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Man found guilty of killing Somerset County Sheriff Deputy will have his appeal on Tuesday

Last September, 32-year-old John Williams was ordered to serve life in prison for murdering Corporal Eugene Cole
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Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 4:09 PM EDT
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PORTLAND, Maine (WABI) - The man convicted of killing a Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy will have his appeal heard by Maine’s highest court Tuesday.

Last September, 32-year-old John Williams was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering Corporal Eugene Cole in 2018.

Williams was found guilty three months earlier.

Attorneys for Williams will tell the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that during the trial, an in-court demonstration of the shooting was prejudicial to the jury.

They also claim Williams didn’t waive his Miranda rights when he was arrested and his confession to authorities was not made voluntarily, so it shouldn’t have been used in the trial.

Maine’s highest court will hear the case over remote video conference at 8:30 a.m.

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