Lubec man sentenced to 32 years in capturing loss of life of girlfriend

A Lubec man was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in jail for the homicide of his girlfriend in her residence in January 2022.

Paul DeForest, 67, additionally was given a 5-year concurrent sentence for attempting to get a jail inmate to burn down a home owned by a possible witness. DeForest could be 99 years outdated if he lives lengthy sufficient to finish the sentence and be launched.

DeForest didn’t tackle Justice Robert Murray at his sentencing, which was held in Machias. Associates and kinfolk of Eva Cox, who DeForest shot and killed, additionally had been within the courtroom however declined to deal with the court docket or to talk with reporters after the listening to.