12-21-2014, 03:21 PM #1
ME - Christina Sargent, 36, & her two kids murdered, Garland, 20 Dec 2014
Maine State Police continued Sunday afternoon to investigate the suspicious deaths of a woman and two children, a boy and girl, whose bodies, found at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday night by Penobscot County deputies, according to Maine State Police.
The bodies were removed about 12:45 p.m. from the trailer where the family lived and were taken to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsy and identification. The autopsies are not expected to be completed before Monday.
Police are actively searching for a man after the discovery of a woman and two children dead in the Penobscot County town of Garland Saturday night...
Keith Coleman was last seen in Bangor around noon on Saturday driving tan 2006 Dodge Caravan with Minnesota license plates. He is black, six feet tall and around 190 pounds. Police say Coleman has ties in several states, including New York, Florida and Minnesota.
12-22-2014, 12:27 AM #2Police said Sunday afternoon that he had been taken into custody and that further details would be released later.Every murderer is someone's old friend ... Agatha Christie
12-22-2014, 06:01 PM #3
State Police have identified the three people found dead as 36-year-old Christina Sargent, 8-year-old Destiny Sargent, and 10-year-old Duwayne Coke.
Police took Keith Coleman into custody Sunday afternoon. He was located at an apartment complex on School St. in Bucksport.
The minivan that police were looking for was also found in the parking lot at the apartment.
12-22-2014, 08:26 PM #4
And so it begins...
Coleman confessed to police that he killed his girlfriend in front of the children and then killed them because they witnessed the crime, according to the probable cause affidavit filed by Detective Greg Mitchell of the Maine State Police’s major crimes unit north.
Coleman made his first court appearance Monday before Superior Court Justice Ann Murray who appointed local attorney Martha Harris to represent him and ordered that he be held without bail until a bail hearing can be held on Dec. 30...
Christina Sargent and her two children “died from ligature strangulation,” Tim Feeley, spokesman for the state’s Attorney General’s office, said. “Two of the deaths involved other forms of asphyxia as well.”
12-23-2014, 02:11 AM #5
Christina worked as a care provider for the elderly, and her parents said she had a caring heart... “That was her nature and I hope it earned her a place in heaven... We tried to help straighten out his life and especially her, she loved him and those children loved him,” Dwight Sargent said. “And what they got for loving him and caring about him was he murdered them."
Her father said Christina recently split with Coleman, but said Coleman threatened her family once again, prompting Christina to try to reason with him. "He lured her back with, ‘If you don't come here, I'm going to kill your aunt,’” Dwight Sargent said. “So she actually sacrificed her life trying to save the people that she loved"...
Christina also has two adult children.
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02-07-2015, 05:53 PM #6
The Garland man accused of slaying his girlfriend and her two children the weekend before Christmas was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on three counts of intentional or knowing murder...
Coleman is being held without bail at the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. His arraignment date has not been set.
12-21-2015, 01:29 AM #7
A Garland man accused of killing his girlfriend and her two children pleaded not guilty Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to three counts of murder and one count of gross sexual assault.
Keith Coleman, 28, who lived with Christina Sargent, 36, and her children in a trailer at 12 Paul Road in Garland, where their bodies were found last December, is charged with taking their lives. In August, Coleman also was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count of gross sexual assault involving one of the children, 8-year-old Destiny Sargent...
The judge has set the trial for April 27.
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