Convicted double murderer gets more time for attacking prisoner

By Stephen Betts | Sep 05, 2017
Photo by: Stephen Betts Anthony Lord is pictured here at his July hearing in Knox County Superior Court, when he pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and other crimes.

Rockland — A man serving a life sentence for murdering two people during a 2015 northern Maine killing spree was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 5, to an additional five years in prison for attacking a fellow inmate.

Anthony Lord, 37, of the Aroostook County town of Crystal, was sentenced in Knox County Superior Court by Justice Joyce Wheeler to five years in prison for aggravated assault.

Lord admitted attaching a padlock to a belt and attacking another prisoner Feb. 14 at the Maine State Prison in Warren. The victim suffered cuts and bruises and injuries to his ribs, according to Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald.

Lord was being held at the state prison at that time, awaiting trial in the murder of two people and the shooting of three others. He pleaded guilty July 19 in the Knox court to the crimes and was sentenced Aug. 7 in Penobscot County to the life sentence.

Lord represented himself at the Sept. 5 hearing. He confessed to the assault, which was also captured on video.

Lord admitted in July shooting and killing Kyle Hewitt, 22, and Kevin Tozier, 58, of Lee. He also was accused of shooting and wounding Kim Irish, 55, of Benedicta; Clayton McCarthy, 55, and Carlton Eddy.

Lord pleaded guilty to two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, theft of firearms, and eluding an officer. A charge of kidnapping was dismissed.

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