In this July 15, 2016 file photo, Fuquan Prince Wilson, left, of Bronx, New York, appears in court in connection with the 2014 shooting deaths of Jeffrey Lude, 37, of Biddeford, and Russell Lavoie, 42, of Old Orchard Beach. Wilson was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday, having pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter in March. ALAN BENNETT/Journal Tribune

In this July 15, 2016 file photo, Fuquan Prince Wilson, left, of Bronx, New York, appears in court in connection with the 2014 shooting deaths of Jeffrey Lude, 37, of Biddeford, and Russell Lavoie, 42, of Old Orchard Beach. Wilson was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday, having pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter in March. ALAN BENNETT/Journal Tribune

ALFRED — Fuquan Prince Wilson, the New York man who in March pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter in connection with a 2014 double homicide in Biddeford, will spend the next decade behind bars, a York County Superior Court judge decided Monday.

Wilson, 37, of Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty to the charges — Class A felony crimes — in Alfred Superior Court in March. He previously pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the July 2014 shooting deaths of Jeffrey Lude, 37, of Biddeford, and Russell Lavoie, 42, of Old Orchard Beach in July 2016.

Wilson at the time also pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing a firearm by a felon, for which he was previously wanted in relation to drug charges in New York.

Sentencing comes after a motion to dismiss the case based on alleged misconduct on part of the prosecutors, filed on behalf of Wilson’s attorney, was dismissed by Superior Court Justice John H. O’Neil following oral arguments on Monday.

O’Neil also rejected Wilson’s attempts to withdraw his guilty plea, which would have removed the plea deal capping his sentence at 10 years.

On Monday, Wilson, who goes by the street name “P,” was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with an additional four years of probation, during which he is not allowed to drink alcohol excessively, and will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing.

On the night of the shootings on July 6, 2014, both Lude and Lavoie died of multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment at 19 Western Ave., Biddeford, in what police said at the time was a drug-related confrontation.

Following the shooting, Wilson remained at large for more than 1 1/2 years before he was captured in March 2016 by officers with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in the Bronx.

According to police, at around 7 p.m. the night of the shootings, David Cockran — the tenant of Apt. 101 at the Western Avenue address where the shootings occurred — had four friends over to watch movies and smoke marijuana.

Cockran had been allowing Wilson to use the apartment to sell drugs in exchange for marijuana, cigarettes, food and gas, police said.

Wilson arrived around 2 p.m. and began arguing with Cockran’s guests, according to police. Lude and Lavoie entered several hours later, allegedly armed with a rubber mallet and pellet gun to steal drugs, when Wilson began firing at them, police said.

The two later died of their injuries, and it is believed Wilson fled the state at that time. Wilson was also injured in the confrontation, according to court documents.

Police identified Wilson as the shooter weeks after the incident, and he was secretly indicted in February 2016 by a York County grand jury prior to his arrest. He was extradited to Maine for his July 2016 arraignment.

Prior to Wilson’s guilty plea in March, a trial had been set for April 4.

Manslaughter is a Class A crime, which carries a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and fines upward of $50,000.

— Staff Writer Alan Bennett can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 329 or [email protected]


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