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Nearly fourteen years after a man gunned down his wife in Auburn, a state board is hearing from those affected by the incident.
Timothy Lovell is jailed at a state prison in Ellsworth. He was convicted of intentional second degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Amanda, at their home in Auburn in June of 1999 after an argument involving the punishment of one of Amanda’s daughters.
This morning the State Prisoner Review Board heard from family members and others who oppose Lovell’s release from prison. Reports from the night of the incident indicate three of Amanda Lovell’s children were at the home on the night of the shooting but managed to get out of the house before their mother was shot in the front yard while running for their safety.
A couple from Auburn who are friends with Timothy Lovell spoke in favor of his release. Andre and Jackie Nelson told the Board they urged Lovell to get out of the relationship and that he is not a danger to society.
Lovell was also charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement police officer, that charge stems from a shootout between Lovell and an Auburn police officer who responded to the domestic disturbance.
The Board will hear from Lovell himself in May. If approved, he would be released on parole in June.