PARIS – The trial of a man accused of severely beating a Fryeburg doctor while burglarizing her home in September 2004 is set to begin Monday in Oxford County Superior Court.

David J. Mair, 30, most recently of Portland, faces charges of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault, burglary and aggravated assault. The charges carry a combined maximum prison sentence of 70 years.

Mair was charged last summer with attacking Dr. Mary Nash, hitting her with his fists and a wrenchlike tool on Sept. 15, 2004. The attack occurred in Nash’s Fryeburg home on Main Street after she returned from a morning workout.

Police have said Nash, who has a family practice in Fryeburg, surprised a man inside her home when she returned from a health club.

Nash suffered cuts on her hands and head. She managed to escape to a neighbor’s home to call police and was treated at a hospital.

Mair was arrested last May after investigators learned DNA on a piece of evidence in the case matched his. At the time, he was about to be released from York County Jail in Alfred after serving time for violating a probation agreement in connection with an arrest by the Portland Police Department for possession of burglary tools.

Mair pleaded not guilty to all charges in the Fryeburg case last June. He is being held at Oxford County Jail in Paris.



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