Saturday, December 7, 2013
By Ann S. Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
ALFRED — A jury today convicted Patrick Dapolito of murder in the 2010 shooting death of his wife Kelly Winslow in their Limington home.
Patrick Dapolito, from York County jail mug.
The 12-man jury returned the verdict after deliberating for about 2½ hours this afternoon.
Dapolito, 41, faces 25 years to life in prison.
Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese said she didn't know yet what the prosecution's sentencing recommendation would be, but said it would be significant, especially in light of Dapolito's drug involvement.
Dapolito had maintained that Winslow was the victim of a dispute that he had with associates in his marijuana-distribution business – not the victim of accidental gunfire as he initially told police. Dapolito had not named particular individuals as the possible killer.
Marchese noted that Dapolito changed his story after a trajectory analysis indicated that the shooting could not have happened as he had described. The bullet's path indicated that force was applied to Winslow's head when the gun was fired and that the shooter's body was propped up.