November 28, 2012

Lewiston man gets 16 years for shooting

Prosecutors say Steve Anctil, 26, planned to rob his victim, but ran away empty handed after shooting him.

The Associated Press

AUBURN — A Lewiston man police say lured a 63-year-old meat salesman to an abandoned building with a text message, then shot and tried to rob him, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Steve Anctil pleaded guilty in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Tuesday to robbery for the May 23 shooting that left Kristopher Klimek of Naples with a bullet wound to his abdomen.

The 26-year-old Anctil was sentenced to 25 years in prison with nine years suspended.

The Sun Journal reports that Anctil's lawyer says his client accepted the plea deal from the state, in part, because he was facing federal gun sentences that might have lasted just as long.

Prosecutors say Anctil planned to rob Klimek, but ran away empty handed after shooting him.

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