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Maine Man Accused Of Killing Brother Arrested On Thanksgiving

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Source: Androscoggin County Jail; MEGA

Justin Butterfield.

Nov. 27 2022, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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A Maine man who police say killed his brother last week was arrested, according to News Center Maine.

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Justin Butterfield, 34, of Poland, Maine, was arrested Nov. 24 after police found the body of his brother, Gabriel Damour, 38, of Poland, in his mobile home, according to police.

News Center Maine reported that Androscoggin County deputies went to the home on Poplar Drive a little after 10:30 a.m. for a disturbance complaint. There, they found Damour's body, and the next day the coroner's office determined the death was a homicide.

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According to News Center Maine, the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit and Evidence Team went to the home to investigate and determined Butterfield was their suspect. He is being held without bail.

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Neighbors of the men told News Center Maine that Butterfield had suffered from serious mental health issues recently. He reportedly had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and hospitalized multiple times before being released.

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"I hate that he had to suffer like that. Now this is where he is, unfortunately. My heart's just breaking for everybody. We're not used to this kind of stuff around here," Butterfield's neighbor, Lori Simard, said.

Simard, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and who's known Butterfield for five years, told News Center Maine she didn't believe he got the proper treatment he needed.

"I think Justin just didn't get the proper attention that he deserved. He's a good guy, he's only 34, he's still a kid. I have kids that age and ugh. This is killing me," Simard said.

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