Turner woman shot dead, husband charged with murder

TURNER —Police responding to an early-morning 911 call found 38-year-old Jane Tetreault shot dead at her East Hebron Road home Saturday.

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Officials remove protective booties from their shoes after being inside 225 East Hebron Road in Turner on Saturday. Jane Tetreault, 38, was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the home after police received a 911 call at about 3:30 a.m. Her husband, Brian Nichols, 45, was taken into custody shortly after police arrived at the scene.

Turner Murder
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Maine State Police watch as a body believed to be Jane Tetreault, 38, is removed from 225 East Hebron Road late Saturday afternoon. Tetreault died of a gunshot wound early Saturday morning.

Turner Murder
Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

An investigator from the Maine State Police takes notes inside the garage at 225 East Hebron Road in Turner on Saturday. Resident Jane Tetreault was shot to death in the early morning.

Turner Murder
Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

State investigators remained at 225 East Hebron Road in Turner late Saturday afternoon after Jane Tetreault, 38, was found dead of a gunshot wound early Saturday morning. Her husband, Brian Nichols, was taken into custody.

Tetreault's husband, Brian Nichols, 45, was immediately questioned, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said.

"He was taken into custody in his vehicle a short distance from his house," McCausland said.

Nichols was charged with one count of Class A murder later in the day and was being held at the Androscoggin County Jail without bail, according to an official there.

The 911 call came in around 3:30 a.m. Androscoggin County sheriff's deputies found Tetreault's body, McCausland said in a press release. One of the couple's sons, a 17-year-old, was home at the time.

On Saturday afternoon, a white State Police Criminal Investigation Division van sat in the driveway at 225 East Hebron Road with the engine running. Police wearing blue rubber gloves made trips in and out of the house and photographed the exterior. At about 3:15 p.m., three men loaded a stretcher with what appeared to be a body into the back of a black Chevy Suburban.

The brown ranch with a neat, landscaped yard and a swing set out back is located in a rural area. Neighbors said they didn't know the family well.

Tetreault and Nichols both worked at the Lewiston franchise of Service Master cleaners, McCausland said. A man identifying himself as Tetreault's father answered the phone at the business late Saturday afternoon and said he was there with investigators.

The couple married in 2003 with sons Travis and Tyson as ring bearers, according to a wedding announcement in the Sun Journal archives. Tetreault was a Lewiston High School graduate in the Class of 1990.

Police planned to continue their investigation into Sunday when an autopsy was also scheduled.

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For men that want total

For men that want total control over a woman including keeping her a prisoner, divorce is not an option.  Domestic violence is alive and well in Maine.

When will this ever end?

I've asked the same question and nobody knows the answer...getting a divorce is so much easier but then you have to lose precious money if you need to split everything in half.  Now he can rot in hell and I hope he gets his just reward.  The children will be suffering now with the loss of a mother on "Mothers Day" of all times...what is it with these men???

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What ever happened to just getting a divorce? This is just so so sad. A woman's life has been taken, two boys have lost their Mom.  I just don't get it.

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Another woman killed in Maine

Another woman killed in Maine by someone that is supposed to love her.  When will it end here?

RONALD RIML's picture

Well, there's another gun

Well, there's another gun that won't be used to blow intruders or tin-cans away.....


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