BELFAST — A Belfast man who is accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding her son has been indicted by a grand jury.

Todd Gilday, 44, was indicted on a murder charge in the death of Lynn Arsenault, 55, who was with her son, Mathew Day, 22, at their home in Belfast on Aug. 28 when Gilday allegedly went into the house and shot them with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Gilday also was indicted on charges of attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault, for allegedly shooting Day in the arm and stomach, Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said Thursday.

Police have released few details about why Gilday may have shot Arsenault and Day, other than that Gilday and Day were acquainted.

Arsenault, who was remembered lovingly by her co-workers from Bank of America at a candlelight vigil last month, died in the house from a gunshot wound to her chest and shoulder, according to an affidavit filed in support of Gilday’s arrest.

Gilday has been in custody since his arrest on the day after the shooting, when police got a tip that he had checked himself into Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport and arrested him there. He has not yet entered a plea.

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