AUGUSTA — A grand jury indicted a Lewiston woman June 20 for the murder of a Litchfield man.

Shari Allimah Photo courtesy of the Kennebec County jail

Shari Allimah, 56, allegedly killed Gerald R. Marin, 90, May 10.

Marin’s body was found May 18 inside his home at 1724 Hallowell Road, Litchfield, by a Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office deputy who’d responded at the request of a family member.

Gerald R. Marin also is known as Gerard Richard Marin, according to the indictment of Allimah.

Allimah was indicted on one count of murder, according to the indictment, which states she “did intentionally or knowingly cause the death of another human being.”

Erin James, a detective with the Major Crimes Unit of Maine State Police, wrote in a complaint filed at Capital Judicial Center in Augusta that Allimah engaged in “conduct that manifested a depraved indifference to the value of human life.”


The Office of Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined the cause of death was homicide.

Allimah’s bail was set at $250,000 in her initial court appearance.

Marin bought the property in 2017, according to town tax records.

Allimah was arrested for Marin’s death while being held in the Androscoggin County jail on unrelated charges. She was arrested on theft and burglary charges on May 21, in Lewiston.

She is currently being held at the Kennebec County jail in Augusta. Allimah’s criminal record in Maine contains only the 2024 theft and burglary charges, according to a check of Maine State Police records.

A LinkedIn page for a Shari Allimah, of the greater Lewiston area, states she is a self-employed home care specialist. It is not clear, though, whether the page belongs to the suspect in the murder.


Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy has been assigned to the case, and attorneys Steve Smith and Kayla Alves have been appointed to represent Allimah.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt but an indication enough evidence exists to proceed toward trial. Cases investigated by the state Office of the Attorney General in which there were grand jury indictments in June and May also include:

• Treshawn Benbow, 23, of Augusta, aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs (fentanyl powder), Dec. 27, 2023, in Waterville.

• Shawn Dallas, 32, of Auburn, aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs (cocaine base), and violation of conditions of release, Dec. 11, 2023, in Waterville, and aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs (fentanyl powder), and violation of conditions of release, Dec. 12, 2023, in Waterville.

• Leo Dyer, 39, of Augusta, aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs (fentanyl powder), Feb. 27, in Augusta.

• Tat Chong Lio, 45, of China, cultivating marijuana, March 13, in China.

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