AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A man accused of murder for the stabbing death of his girlfriend in Augusta appeared in court this morning.
38-year-old Justin Pillsbury did not enter a plea. He was ordered held without bail. A large bandage was covering the left side of Pillsbury's neck. When police arrived at the scene on Crosby Street in Augusta they found Pillsbury with self-inflicted stab wounds. His girlfriend, 24-year old Jillian Jones, suffered three stab wounds near her ear, neck and chin. Investigators say this appears to be another case of domestic violence.
"It's more frustrating than anything else, that even with the support of the governor which is much appreciated by all of the prosecutors, we still have not made a significant dent in the cases that are related to domestic violence that result in death", said Assistant Attorney General Bill Stokes.
According to a police affidavit the man who lived in the apartment said Pillsbury told him he caught Jones talking to another man on the phone and didn't like that. Also according to the affidavit Pillsbury admitted during a hospital interview to stabbing and killing Jones.