AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A California jury has convicted a former Maine resident of two counts of murder in a drug-related case.
The Lake County jury Thursday convicted 32-year-old Robby Alan Beasley, formerly of Augusta, of first-degree murder in the slayings three years ago of Frank Maddox, and his wife Yvette, who had also gone to California from Augusta.
Prosecutors said Beasley, who had been living in Clearlake, Calif., shot the Maddoxes in a rural road turnout and left their bodies unburied at the bottom of an embankment on Jan. 22, 2010. The couple’s decomposing remains were found nearly six weeks later.
Prosecutors said Beasley killed the Maddoxes after suspecting they stole marijuana from his apartment.
Beasley faces life in prison without parole and will be sentenced next month.