Staff file photo by David Leaming
Mark Bechard, in October 1996, listens to closing remarks in Somerset County Superior Court in Skowheg. He was found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for the January 1996 murder of two Waterville nuns. Bechard was at the Capital Judicial Center Tuesday requesting permission to move to a supervised apartment after the spending the past 20 years under state care.

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