Trial and Error

The Outcry for Justice in the Dennis Dechaine Case

New trial for Dechaine

Dec 15, 2010

Bangor Daily News
It is encouraging to read Dennis Curley’s Dec. 8 letter about Dennis Dechaine. Not a day passes that I do not think about Dechaine and the suffering and humiliation he underwent and must still undergo.

Some time ago, I watched a one-hour program about the Dennis Dechaine case. The program was broadcast in the middle of the night. The investigation was thorough and complete. In this program, two investigators followed the Dechaine case, speaking with him and others until they arrived in Florida to the home of the person they believed killed Sarah Cherry. He did not come out when they called to him. In this program, the investigators proved Dechaine is innocent. Check out this website: for more information and updates.

I, too, cannot understand why Dechaine does not get a new trial. It was found that the DNA at the scene did not match his DNA. Yet, he is not given another trial. I wonder if the trial is about winning instead of justice.

This reminds me of a television movie I saw quite a few years ago and will never forget. At the end of the trial, the judge reprimands both lawyers, telling them that their interest must be focused on justice and not on winning. Let’s keep this case at the forefront until Dechaine gets a new and fair trial and is finally set free. The real murderer may finally be caught, brought to trial and convicted of the murder of Sarah Cherry.

Anne Borreggine

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