Bro says imprisoned Maine killer was near death

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The brother of the man serving a life sentence for the 1988 kidnapping and killing of a Maine girl says his brother was near death when he was found in his prison cell.

Don Dechaine says he doesn't know what caused the heart rate and blood pressure of Dennis Dechaine to plummet.

Fifty-two-year-old Dennis Dechaine is being treated at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Dennis Dechaine is serving a life sentence for the murder and rape of Sarah Cherry. He claims he's innocent and is seeking a new trial.

Don Dechaine tells the Portland Press Herald his brother suffered a similar, but less severe incident about 10 years ago.

Don Dechaine says he's planning to visit his brother in the hospital.


Information from: Portland Press Herald,

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Dennis Dechaine

I believe in Dennis Dechaines innocence, and pray that he is released .

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Red White & Blue you have no

Red White & Blue you have no business using the Gadson flag as you clearly have no idea as to what it stands for. 

I've read some of your commentary and it's clear that you would be better off moving to Chinia

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Death's door

If Dennis did this horrible crime then the end of his sentence was close.  Life in prison means just that.  Now he will probably be released because he is too ill to be in prison!


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