Accused killer makes first court appearance


(NEWS CENTER) -- After being on the run for nearly a week, the man from St. Francis accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, made his first court appearance in Aroostook County.

Jesse Marquis was finally found three miles into the woods outside of St. Francis on Friday morning. The 38-year-old has since been taken to the Aroostook County jail.

On Monday, Marquis went before a judge to hear his charges for the first time..

Marquis appeared in court through a video teleconference where Justice O'Mara read the murder complaint that he 'intentionally or knowingly caused the death' of 31-year-old Amy Theriault.

According to the court affidavit, Theriault had 'kicked out' Marquis on May 30th. Amy had asked her best friend Jamie and Joshua Pelletier to stay the night with her.

According to the Pelletiers, Marquis returned to the main street home the next morning, where they say he assaulted and shot Amy Theriault. Marquis then took off into the woods with his rifle, where he then be found almost a week later.

Marquis said he understood the complaint, and the court appointed him an attorney.


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