Staff file photo by Andy Molloy
Mark Bechard’s attorney in 1996, Michaela Murph,y leaves Kennebec County Jail accompanied by phsychologist Charles Robinson, following Bechard’s jailhouse arraignment in January 1996. In October 1996, Bechard was found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for the 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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