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Man indicted on murder charge in shooting outside Waterville bar

11:43 AM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A 30-year-old man has been indicted on a murder charge in the shooting death of another man outside a Waterville bar last year.

Matthew Partridge from Winslow was indicted Friday by a Kennebec County Grand Jury.  Partridge is charged with murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Justin Smith from China.  The shooting happened December 4th outside of the You Know Who's Pub in Waterville.

Partridge is accused of shooting Smith in the face after a fight broke out between two groups of men.

Patridge's attorney has said he was acting in self-defense.

On the night of the shooting, Partridge fled the scene in a pickup truck.  A short time later, police spotted a truck matching the description that was given to them, and Partridge was arrested without incident on Route 8 in Smithfield.  

Partridge is being held at the Kennebec County Jail on $700,000 cash bail.  He is due in court next month.


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