HOSTAGE AND BARRICADE


          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.
              
                              Defendant's Attorney:

                              Robert Sandy, Esq.                              Waterville, Maine                              (207) 872-7727


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