April 11, 2013

Conviction stands in topless coffee shop arson

By Betty Adams badams@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

The man convicted of burning down the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro has lost his bid to overturn that conviction.

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Raymond Bellavance Jr.

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Bellavance appeal ruling

Raymond Bellavance Jr. 52, of Winthrop, was convicted of arson in the June 3, 2009, blaze that forced the owner and his family to flee from their rooms at the former motel.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected his appeal in a decision issued Thursday.

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