Man pleads guilty in stabbing case

AUBURN — A Mechanic Falls man pleaded guilty Monday to assault in connection with a stabbing that left a Lewiston man hospitalized last year with multiple wounds.

CITminorP042710

Willie Minor

Willie Richard Minor, 49, of 12 Dunlop Ave. was accused of stabbing John P. Beeler, who was 27 years old last summer. Beeler told the Sun Journal last year he was summoned by a woman who wanted his help in dealing with her ex-boyfriend.

Beeler was stabbed five times with a kitchen knife, he said.

Minor was indicted in November by an Androscoggin County grand jury on one count of elevated aggravated assault and a count of aggravated assault, both felonies.

On Monday, the first count was dismissed and the second count was reduced to misdemeanor assault. Minor was sentenced to 364 days in jail with all but 64 days suspended. He was credited with time already served. He also was given one year of probation.

He was not released from jail, though. A clerk said he is being held on other charges unrelated to this case.

A prosecutor said Monday that the case didn't go to trial because a critical witness couldn't testify for the prosecution.

What do you think of this story?

Login to post comments

In order to make comments, you must create a subscription.

In order to comment on SunJournal.com, you must hold a valid subscription allowing access to this website. You must use your real name and include the town in which you live in your SunJournal.com profile. To subscribe or link your existing subscription click here.

Login or create an account here.

Our policy prohibits comments that are:

  • Defamatory, abusive, obscene, racist, or otherwise hateful
  • Excessively foul and/or vulgar
  • Inappropriately sexual
  • Baseless personal attacks or otherwise threatening
  • Contain illegal material, or material that infringes on the rights of others
  • Commercial postings attempting to sell a product/item
If you violate this policy, your comment will be removed and your account may be banned from posting comments.

Advertisement

Comments

Billy Dumont's picture

Can you say killer hmmmmm?

This person will try to murder someone again. Just wait and see.

Advertisement

Stay informed — Get the news delivered for free in your inbox.

I'm interested in ...