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    Merrill "Mike" Kimball is delivered a guilty verdict in the murder of Leon Kelley, with his defense attorneys Daniel Lilley, left, and Andrew Graham flanking him.

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    Merrill "Mike" Kimball hugs his wife, Karen Thurlow-Kimball, before he is taken into custody after being found guilty in the murder of Leon Kelley on Wednesday at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland. Kimball had been free on bail.

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    Karen Thurlow-Kimball cries after her husband, Merrill "Mike" Kimball, is found guilty in the killing of Leon Kelley and is taken into custody at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland on Wednesday.

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    Kathleen Kelley, wife of Leon Kelley, and William Kelley, brother of the victim, hug after Merrill "Mike" Kimball is found guilty of Leon Kelley's murder Wednesday at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland on Wednesday.

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    Merrill "Mike" Kimball is handcuffed after he was convicted of murder in the killing of Leon Kelley at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland on Wednesday.

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    Merrill "Mike" Kimball is led out of the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland by state police detectives Chris Farley and Ethel Ross after being found guilty of murder. He faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

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    Maine Assistant Attorney General John Alsop speaks to the media at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland after Merrill "Mike" Kimball was found guilty of murder. "We’re satisfied that justice has been done,” Alsop said.

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    Defense attorney Daniel Lilly talks to the media Wednesday after his client Merrill "Mike" Kimball was found guilty of murder in the killing of Leon Kelley in 2013. "I’m shocked," he said, "because I thought the case was a question of manslaughter."

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    William Kelley speaks to the media Wednesday about his brother Leon Kelley, who was killed by Merrill "Mike" Kimball at Brown’s Bee Farm in North Yarmouth on Oct. 6, 2013. He said he was not surprised that Kimball was convicted of murder.

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