AUBURN — The trial of a local man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend during a fight at their apartment in June 2021 is scheduled to get underway next week.

Germaine Page

Germaine Page, 43, was indicted last year by an Androscoggin County grand jury charging three felony crimes, including attempted murder. If convicted of the latter, he could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison.

Each of the other two felonies — domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon — is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Page also is facing three misdemeanor charges in connection with the alleged incident.

A woman who was 47 years old last summer told police she and Page had a physical altercation at their apartment on June 17, 2021, when he pointed a gun at her and fired a shot that did not hit her.

She was able to flee the apartment through a window and was not seriously injured, police said.


Page had fled on foot into woods behind the building and was found until early the next day hiding in a third-floor closet at a neighboring home, police said.

The woman told police that when she returned home on June 17, 2021, Page threw her to the living room floor and stepped on her chest to hold her down.

He appeared to be trying to load his gun and was telling her she was going to “die tonight.” She was able to kick him in the groin and get to her feet before being pushed onto the couch, according to police.

“He then pointed the gun toward her head and pulled the trigger,” firing one bullet, according to a police detective.

The officer wrote in an affidavit that the woman said Page began to focus on the gun again as if it had jammed. She seized that moment to flee and climb out of a window in a back room of the apartment.

Page has been held at Androscoggin County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

A jury was picked last week for his trial, which is scheduled to last four days.

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