DNA used to link suspect to Waterville murder

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Court documents show investigators used DNA to link a suspect to a murder in Waterville.

44-year-old Roland Cummings was arrested late last week and charged him with the murder of Aurelle Fecteau. The elderly victim was killed in his home during a burglary. Investigators say Cummings had done household chores for Fecteau in the past. So he was familiar with him and his home.

Cummings' court appearance in Augusta Monday was brief. He did not enter a plea and was ordered held without bail. According to the affidavit released today Aurelle Fecteau died of multiple stab wounds. He was found laying in his bed covered with blankets back on May 23rd.

That document shows Cummings DNA matched DNA found on the victim's pants. Cummings had no problem giving investigators a DNA sample saying he had nothing to hide, according to the affidavit. When questioned how his DNA ended up on the victim's pants Cummings admitted riffling through them a couple of weeks earlier and stealing two dollars.

Aurelle Fecteau lived alone. He was 92 -years-old when he was killed.


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