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Homicide Suspect Appears in Court
05/07/2013 5:10 PM ET  

A man from Bangor, accused of killing his 49-year-old girlfriend, told police they were involved in an altercation before she died.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ A police affidavit indicates 50-year-old David Coon said the two were on the floor in a tussle when he covered her mouth to keep her from screaming. He says she was having breathing difficulties when he got up, so he dialed 911. Police described it as a domestic violence homicide.

The affidavit was made public as Coon appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

WZON-AM reported that autopsy results indicate Sherry Clifford died from asphyxiation and a neck injury. Coon continues to be held in jail. Defense lawyer Jeffrey Silverstein said it was too early in the case to comment on the murder charge.


(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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