Thursday, April 17, 2014
From staff and news services
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On Thursday, the supreme court ruled unanimously that Reese failed to show that the DNA evidence, when included with other evidence, would likely have led a jury to a different conclusion.
Residents donate parcel for conservation area
Residents have donated property to the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust for a trail connecting to the Robinson Woods conservation area.
The easement given by residents Kirk and Nancy St. John Pond "provides a critical link" within a 7.5-mile cross-town trail, the land trust said in a press release.
The new portion of trail will be adjacent to Robinson Woods II, a 64-acre parcel off Shore Road acquired by the land trust in November.
The trail is expected to open in the summer for jogging, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling and dog-walking.
Man faces charges of having sexually-explicit materials
An Augusta man who spent almost 15 years in prison for gross sexual assault is now facing charges of possessing sexually explicit materials of young children.
Jeffrey Smith pleaded not guilty this week at his arraignment in Kennebec County Superior Court on a charge of possession of sexually explicit materials.
According to the indictment, Smith was in possession of material depicting a child younger than 12 engaging in sexual conduct.
The Kennebec Journal reports that Smith, 46, was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail.
He's also barred from using a computer and from accessing the Internet.
Smith was convicted in 1994 of gross sexual assault in Androscoggin County Superior Court.