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    Jay Mercier sits in Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan on Monday as his attorney, Amy Fairfield, makes a point to prosecutors, including Assistant District Attorney Donald Macomber, during the first day of Mercier’s appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter.

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    Jay Mercier, right, sits inside Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan on Monday as Assistant District Attorneys Donald Macomber and Laura Nomani listen to testimony during the first day of Mercier’s appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter.

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    Jay Mercier sits inside Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan on Monday as Assistant District Attorney Laura Nomani listens to testimony during the first day of Mercier’s appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter.

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    Assistant District Attorney Laura Nomani, left, and defense attorney Amy Fairfield confer with the judge during Jay Mercier’s appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter in Somerset Superior Court in Skowhegan on Monday.

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    Jay Mercier listens as his attorney, Amy Fairfield, makes a point during the first day of his appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter on Monday at Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan.

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    Justice Robert Mullen presides over Jay Mercier’s appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter in Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan on Monday.

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    Attorney John Alsop leaves the stand after testifying in the Jay Mercier appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter at the Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan on Monday. Alsop represented Mercier as his defense attorney 30 years ago.

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    Jay Mercier sits inside Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan on Monday, the first day of an appeal of his conviction for the murder of Rita St. Peter.

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    Jay Mercier in a recent mug shot taken upon his return to Somerset County.

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    Rita St. Peter was 20 at the time of her death when her body was found off Campground Road in Anson on July 5, 1980. Jay Mercier was convicted of her murder in September 2012 and sought a post conviction review in 2016 after his appeal was rejected by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Mercier was back in court in Skowhegan on Monday mounting another appeal.

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