May 17, 2013

Police: DNA of suspect in Maine killing not on gun

A court document also says Margarita Scott of Westbrook planned to return to her husband after having an affair with Anthony Pratt Jr., who is charged with killing her.

By Scott Dolan sdolan@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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In this April 26, 2013 file photo, Anthony Pratt Jr. is flanked by attorneys Peter Cyr and Dylan Boyd. Pratt, 19, of Far Rockaway, N.Y. is accused of murdering Margarita Fisenko Scott last January in Portland.

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Margarita Fisenko Scott

Christopher Jennings initially told police that he believed Pratt had taken the gun to New York with him, but police later found the gun in the attic of the Jenningses' new apartment, the affidavit says.

"Christopher (Jennings) was confronted with the discovery of the gun in his attic and he admitted it was the gun that he and Pratt had purchased," Vogel said in his affidavit.

The Jenningses told police that they had found the gun hidden above a ceiling tile in the bedroom of the apartment on West Concord Street while they were moving out and hid it in their new apartment, the affidavit says.

Tests on the gun showed the DNA of at least three people, including Christopher and Tunile Jennings, but not Pratt. Other witnesses told police that they had seen Pratt handle the gun while wearing latex gloves, according to the affidavit.

Pratt is next scheduled to appear in court in July for a hearing to determine whether he will continue to be held without bail. His attorneys, Peter Cyr and Dylan Boyd, had asked for the hearing to be delayed to give them time to gather witnesses.

"We need Anthony's grandfather there. There has been some suggestion that Anthony's departure for New York after the killing was unexpected. He had planned to return to New York to help his grandfather repair from Hurricane Sandy," Boyd said.

Boyd said he and Cyr are seeking a subpoena requiring the Jenningses to testify at the hearing.

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