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June 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Seattle man sentenced in oldest cold-case killing solved in Maine

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — A homeless Seattle man will serve 20 years in prison in connection with a 1976 Maine killing.

Gary Raub was arrested in Seattle in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of 70-year-old Blanche Kimball in her Augusta home. He initially pleaded not guilty, but changed to a guilty plea on Friday and was sentenced for second-degree homicide at Kennebec Superior Court in Augusta.

The case set a record for oldest solved cold-case murder in Maine history. Raub was extradited last year.

Raub at one time rented a room from Kimball, but initially denied involvement in her death. His attorneys at one point made a case for an alternative suspect, calling to the stand a man who once mowed Kimball’s lawn.

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