PARIS — A judge has upheld a jury’s conviction of Kristina Lowe on two counts of manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of an accident. 

In a written ruling submitted to the Oxford County Superior Court clerk’s office Monday afternoon, Active-Retired Judge Robert Clifford dismissed motions from Lowe’s defense attorneys’ for a new trial, mistrial or acquittal. 

Sentencing in the case has not been scheduled. Defense Attorney James Howaniec said he will assess whether to appeal the case to the Maine Supreme Court after sentencing.

“My client is devastated by Justice Robert Clifford’s ruling. We continue to believe strongly that this case has been a miscarriage of justice and that venue should have been transferred out of Oxford County,” Howaniec said Tuesday. 

In a five page order, Clifford wrote there was sufficient evidence for the jury to have “rationally found that the defendant was guilty of vehicular manslaughter” in the high-speed deaths of West Paris teens Logan Dam and Rebecca Mason in 2012. 

In June, following Lowe’s conviction on two counts of manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of an accident a month earlier, the defense motioned for the judge to overturn the verdict, arguing that there were inconsistencies in the jury’s rationale when they did not find her guilty of operating under the influence of alcohol. 

This story will be updated. 


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