PARIS – A 32-year-old Sumner man was indicted by a grand jury Thursday in the deaths of two men in West Paris last month.

Duane Christopher Waterman, of 30 Front St., is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 50-year-old Timothy Mayberry of West Paris and his friend 43-year-old Todd Smith of Paris. The men were found shot to death on July 26 at Mayberry’s residence on Tuelltown Road.

Waterman is being held without bail at the Oxford County Jail pending a bail hearing on Sept. 3 or earlier if one is requested.

According to an arrest report, Mayberry and Smith were killed between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. on July 25. A passing motorist saw Mayberry’s body outside his one-story bungalow-style home the next morning, and Smith’s body was found inside the house.

An autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the men died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Maine State Police searched Waterman’s house and property for three days. Waterman was arrested in Livermore on Aug. 4 while fishing with his children.

At the request of the Attorney General’s Office, a 35-page affidavit related to the case has been sealed until after the bail hearing takes place.

Attorney John Jenness Jr. was appointed to represent Waterman at his initial appearance in court Aug. 5.

In Oxford County Superior Court on Thursday, Jenness said he would be unable to continue representing William James Shrout in an unrelated matter because discovery materials indicate that Shrout will be a primary witness for the state in the Waterman case.

Shrout, 48, of Greenwood, was indicted in June on charges of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief alleged to have occurred in October in Bethel. Shrout has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Jenness stated in his motion to withdraw as counsel that he “would have a conflict of interest to both represent (Shrout) on this matter and attack his credibility with regard to the Waterman action.”

Waterman was convicted of felony burglary and misdemeanor theft in 1994 in Oxford County and served 21 days in jail. In 2003, he was convicted of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and ordered to serve a fully suspended one-year prison sentence and one year of probation.

Waterman was charged with theft in Paris in 2007, and that case is pending.

If found guilty of murder, Waterman could serve between 25 years and life in prison.


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