The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Maine Public Radio
Maine Public Classical
NYC Man Appears in Court in Maine for 1st Time
04/26/2013 02:00 PM ET  

Anthony Pratt Jr., 19, is accused of fatally shooting Westbrook resident Margarita Fisenko Scott, 29, whose body was found in a motel parking lot in Portland in January.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A New York City man returned to Maine to face charges of killing a woman two months before her body was found in a parked vehicle has made his initial court appearance.

Nineteen-year-old Anthony Pratt Jr. said nothing during his appearance Friday in the Cumberland County Courthouse. He's being held without bail pending arraignment next month.

Police say Pratt fatally shot 29-year-old Westbrook resident Margarita Fisenko Scott in a Portland apartment in November and later left her body in a Motel 6 parking lot. Her estranged husband saw the SUV, brushed off snow and saw her body on Jan. 17.

The defense contends the case is based on circumstantial evidence and that there could be trouble with the timeline. The Portland Press Herald says a police affidavit remains sealed.


Become a Fan of the NEW MPBNNews Facebook page. Get news, updates and unique content to share and discuss:

Recommended by our audience on Facebook:
Copyright © 2016 Maine Public Broadcasting Network. All rights reserved.