PORTLAND – Jurors were selected Monday for the upcoming trial of a Standish woman accused of trying to beat her husband to death with a baseball bat.

Linda Dolloff, 48, is charged with attempted murder. Her trial is scheduled to begin on April 21 in Cumberland County Superior Court.

Stephanie Anderson, district attorney for Cumberland County, is the lead prosecutor. She declined to comment on the case Monday.

Dolloff is accused of attacking her husband on Easter morning last year, then shooting herself to make it look like a home invasion. She has maintained that an unidentified intruder committed the crime.

Jeffrey Dolloff, 54, was beaten so severely on the head that medical workers and police officers who responded to the incident did not believe he would survive.

Linda Dolloff was arrested on June 17 on charges of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and making a false public report.

She has been free on bail.

Daniel Lilley, Dolloff’s defense attorney, contends that the 5-foot-5-inch woman, weighing 110 pounds, did not have the strength to carry out such an attack.

The Dolloffs were getting divorced, but it was amicable, Lilley has said.

He also said Linda Dolloff had no motive, such as a significant life insurance policy.

Dolloff called police around 3 a.m. on April 12, 2009, to say that an intruder had attacked her husband and shot her.

She had a bullet wound in her upper thigh, one that just missed vital organs and shattered her hip, her attorney said.

 

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