James Peaslee Sentenced to 60 Years for Murder
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — James Peaslee has been sentenced to 60 year for murder.
A judge imposed the sentence Monday on Peaslee, of Easton, who was angry over a probate decision involving the estate of his late mother, Janet Hilenski. Peaslee was captured on home security video firing shots into his stepfather's home His stepfather, 79-year-old Paul Hilenski Sr., died in his Bridgewater home from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Hilenski's sons gave him the security system because of concerns over his safety, and the system captured video and still images of the killing.
A prosecutor said Peaslee was resentful over the handling of his mother's estate. She died without a will in November 2015 after a car crash.