Man charged with homicide in 2017 Washington County killing

An arrest has been made in a 6-year previous homicide case in Washington County that gained consideration final 12 months when the sufferer’s household aired frustration that no arrests had been made.

Justin Matthews was taken into custody by police Thursday night time for the October 2017 killing of Whitneyville resident Wayne Foss. Matthews has been charged with homicide, felony homicide, theft and arson, a spokesperson for Maine Legal professional Normal Aaron Frey’s workplace mentioned. Further info was unavailable.

Foss, 48, was discovered useless Oct. 28, 2017, inside his cell house after firefighters had been referred to as within the early morning to extinguish a fireplace at 54 Center Road.