Lincoln man denies shooting and killing his mother last summer
The Lincoln man, who was accused of shooting his mother in her home after the two drunkenly argued last August, pleaded not guilty on Friday.
Adam Groves, 45, appeared remotely at the Penobscot Judicial Center before Supreme Court Justice William Anderson.
Groves had only been living with Pauline Taylor, 63, at their home on Transalpine Road for three weeks when the two allegedly got into an argument after an afternoon of drinking.
The 44-year-old Adam Groves will appear in court for the first time in August 2020. Photo credit: Eesha Pendharkar / BDN
The son fatally shot his mother after threatening him with a 22-caliber long gun through a bathroom door, according to the affidavit filed by the Maine State Police.
Anderson ordered that Groves continue to be held without bail in Penobscot County Jail, where he has been held since his arrest on August 19, the day of the murder.
A trial date was not set.
The son called 911 around 8 p.m. that evening to report what had allegedly happened. When the Lincoln police arrived, Groves was outside but was still on the phone with a dispatcher.
“‘I shot my mother, my life is over,'” Groves kept repeating, the affidavit said.
According to an affidavit, Groves shot his mother with a 9mm pistol. Police found Taylor dead in her chair with at least two gunshot wounds to her face. A gun was found on the floor in front of the bathroom about 35 feet from her body, according to an affidavit.
Groves defense attorney Jeffrey Silverstein of Bangor said his client acted out of fear.
If Groves is convicted of murder, he faces 25 years in prison.