State v. Flewelling Somerset County Superior Court Skowhegan, Maine
Flewelling, a combat
veteran of Vietnam, was charged with the
kidnapping and attempted murder of his live-in companion. These charges arose
from an incident wherein his companion received a gunshot wound to the head
following which the Defendant barricaded himself within the couple's home. Law enforcement actions involved in his
apprehension resulted inwards for heroism for the officers involved. Dr. Charles Robinson, a hostage and
barricade adviser to the local Sheriff’s Office, was called as an expert
for the defense. Dr. Robinson’s
testimony explained the Defendant's actions as being the result of his combat
trauma and a failed suicide attempt.
The Defendant was found not guilty.
Robert Sandy, Esq.
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