Police: Maine man threatened, then killed tenants

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Associated Press

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 31 at 2:33 PM

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A police affidavit says a 74-year-old Maine man charged with killing two teenage tenants walked into their apartment and told them he was going to shoot them before following through on his threat.

James Pak, of Biddeford, didn't enter a plea during his first court appearance Monday in York County Superior Court. He's charged with two counts of murder in the Saturday evening deaths of 19-year-old Derrick Thompson and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Alivia Welch.

An affidavit says Pak also shot Thompson's mother twice, but she survived by pretending to be dead. Thompson and Welch, along with Thompson's mother and her 6-year-old son, were living in an apartment attached to Pak's home.

The document says Pak and his tenants were arguing about late rent and parking before the shooting.

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