Friday, 19 July 2019 17:59

2017 Cherryfield murder trials still pending Featured

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BANGOR - It's been two years since the body of a Maine woman reportedly involved in dealing drugs was found on the side of the road in Cherryfield.

The body of Sally Shaw was found discarded on Route 193 two years ago on Friday, and the two people who are charged in her death are caught up in the court system.


One is in New York in a prison and the second is awaiting his Maine murder trial.


“She's waiting to testify and we are waiting for him to be shipped from New York, where we understand he's serving sentences, to Maine for a trial,” said Jeffrey Toothaker, attorney for Quaneysha Greeley.


Greeley, a 21-year-old Lewiston resident, and New York resident Carine Reeves, 38, whose street name is “Terror,” are both charged with Shaw's homicide.


The 55-year-old New Gloucester woman's body was found on July 19, 2017 with a bullet wound to the head. Greeley entered a plea agreement in 2018 to testify against Reeves, her former boyfriend. She is being held at Washington County Jail pending sentencing, which will occur after Reeves' murder trial.


“Our client has pleaded to drug charges and hindering apprehension,” Toothaker said Friday, during a break from another court case in Bangor. “The murder case is still pending but it's going to be dismissed.”


The holdup is in New York where Reeves was convicted of first-degree assault a year ago for cutting the face of a model. He was originally scheduled to be returned to Maine last year but has been delayed.


A spokesman for the Queens County District Attorney's Office said Friday that Reeves was sentenced to 20 years and is being held at the Attica Correctional Facility.


His Maine murder trial currently is scheduled for September.


“Carine Reeves is not yet back in the state of Maine and therefore it is highly unlikely the case will go forward in September,” said Marc Malon, spokesman for the Maine Attorney General's office.


When asked if another tentative date was scheduled, Malon responded, “Not yet. We'll keep you posted.”


Toothaker was not hopeful.


“No end in sight for this one,” he said.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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