Mexican man appears in court for murder


SUD DE PARIS – A Mexican man appeared in court on Monday on a murder charge stemming from the Saturday shooting of his stepson.

Thomas B. Tellier Oxford County Jail

Thomas B. Tellier, 52, is being held without bond pending probable cause and a bail hearing. No date has been set for this hearing.

Tellier was not asked to enter a plea to the prosecution. Crimes, including intentional or knowing murder, in Maine must be presented to a grand jury for indictment before the case can go to trial, unless the defendant waives it.

Lewiston’s defense attorney, George Hess, was appointed to represent Tellier. Hess appeared with Tellier on Monday by videoconference from Oxford County Jail in south Paris for the hearing.

Judge Peter Malia said a probable cause and bail hearing should be set within 30 days.

Tellier intentionally or knowingly caused the death of 27-year-old Nicholas Trynor with a 12-gauge Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun Saturday in Mexico, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Paris Sud High Court.

Around 1 p.m. Saturday, police responded to reports of a shooting at 32 Intervale Ave. in Mexico.

Mexico and Rumford police found Trynor dead at the scene, officials said.

Detectives from the State Police Major Crimes Unit were called in to assist with the investigation. They collected evidence throughout the night, which led to Tellier’s arrest on Sunday, police say.

This story will be updated

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