2:15 p.m.

Marion Shea’s family expressed relief after learning that the jury found Hanaman guilty.

“I can finally really say good-bye to my mother. These are happy tears,” Stacy Van Keuren, Shea’s eldest daughter, said outside the courthouse. “At the same time, it’s not going to bring her back, but it shows that justice was served.”

1:40 p.m.

After returning from a lunch break, the jury in less than an hour has returned a verdict of murder.


12:30 p.m.

PORTLAND –  The jury is to resume deliberations in the murder trial of William Hanaman this afternoon.

The jury deliberated for about three hours this morning before breaking for lunch. The jury asked to hear a portion of the prosecutor’s cross-examination of Hanaman and listened to that in the late morning.

The jury is to reconvene at 1 p.m.

1:00 a.m.

The jury in William Hanaman’s murder trial is expected to resume deliberations this morning, after being unable to reach a verdict Tuesday.

The jury got the case around 2 p.m. Monday, and has deliberated for about 6½ hours in Cumberland County Superior Court. That does not include time spent on lunches, and about two hours spent listening to a read-back of Hanaman’s testimony.

Hanaman, 52, is charged with killing his girlfriend, Marion Shea, on Nov. 10, 2009.

Prosecutors say Hanaman repeatedly stabbed Shea, a 47-year-old mother of five, during a fight in Hanaman’s apartment on Ocean Avenue.

He has claimed during the trial that Shea came at him with the knife and he stabbed her in self-defense.

If he is convicted, he will face a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.