BELFAST — A judge has denied bail for a Maine man charged with murdering a Florida firefighter.

Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Porter wore a bulletproof vest Thursday at the hearing. It was attended by the widow of Jerry Perdomo of Orange City, Fla., who cried during parts of the hearing.

Porter was arrested on Feb. 28 at a house in Jackson where police say he killed the 31-year-old Perdomo in a drug-related crime. Porter told police that he owed Perdomo $3,000 and that Perdomo had threatened him and his family during a pool game.

Police have confirmed to the Bangor Daily News that they are investigating allegations that prescription pills are part of the case.

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