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Suspect in 1976 Maine slaying faces 2014 trial

1:44 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A homeless Seattle man charged in connection with a 1976 slaying in Maine is scheduled to go on trial next year.

A Kennebec County Superior Court judge last week said Gary Raub will go on trial in late May or early June.

The 65-year-old Raub was arrested in Seattle in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of Blanche Kimball in her Augusta home. Raub at one time rented a room from Kimball but denied involvement in her death at the time and has pleaded not guilty.

Maine police developed a DNA profile from blood found in Kimball's kitchen and matched it to Raub by asking him to participate in a chewing gum survey.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Raub's lawyers want to present an alternate suspect theory at trial.

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