Crime

Maine man charged with murder in death of 2-year-old

The girl was identified as Octavia Huber Young of Wells.


WELLS, Maine (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl in Wells.

Andrew Huber Young is accused of shooting the toddler and two men at a home Saturday afternoon. The girl, Octavia Huber Young, later died. The men were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Maine State Police major crimes unit is investigating, and further charges are expected. It was unknown Sunday whether Young has an attorney.

An autopsy will be performed on the toddler in the next few days, according to state police.

Craig Higgins, one of Octavia’s uncles, told WMTW that Octavia was learning to speak and would turn two in July.

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“She was the sweetest. A happy go lucky kid,” Higgins said.

She is remembered by her family members as “the light of everyone’s life.”

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