Report: Maine family should be alive
DEXTER, Maine—A new law enforcement report says a Dexter woman and her two children would be alive today if the state's justice system worked better.
Authorities say Steven Lake killed himself in June after shooting his estranged wife, Amy, and children, 13-year-old Coty and 12-year-old Monica.
The report written by four former Maine police officers who are also therapists and counselors says Steven Lake should have been in jail the day of the killings because he was awaiting a court date to face charges for threatening his family with a gun.
Instead, he had been bailed out twice within a year at a cost of just $4,000 total.
Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy on Monday told the Bangor Daily News (http://bit.ly/uiQOZE) that police and courts followed existing laws.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com