BANGOR — Maine’s supreme court has upheld the conviction of a man who stabbed his former girlfriend twice outside a Bangor apartment where she was living with friends.

Thirty-five-year-old David Archer of Bangor was ordered to spend 13 years in prison for attempted murder and other charges stemming from the attack in April 2008.

He contended the trial judge erred in allowing three pieces of testimony and evidence at the trial. In a unanimous decision, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected his contentions.

During the trial, Archer testified he’d taken drugs and didn’t remember the attack. The victim was stabbed in the chest and abdomen, with one wound coming within 2 inches of her heart.


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