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Jay Woman's Lawyer Disputes Police Claim
11/22/2013 10:14 AM ET  

An attorney for a Jay woman who told police that three masked men broke into her home and torched her husband's truck is disputing police contentions that she has stopped cooperating with investigators.

JAY, Maine (AP) _ The woman told police the men barged into the home early Sunday and set the truck afire after she called police.

Chief Larry White Sr. said Wednesday there were inconsistencies in the woman's statements and she had stopped cooperating.

The woman's lawyer, Walter Hanstein, told the Sun Journal on Thursday that she came to him only after police questioning became "overly accusatory and upsetting.'' He says he contacted police to say she would be willing to continue cooperating.

Police and the state Fire Marshal continue to investigate.

The woman's name has not been made public.

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



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