BANGOR — Three bodies found in a burning car in 2012 were badly damaged, a former state medical examiner testified Friday in the trial of two men charged in the gruesome triple killing in Bangor.

As testimony got underway, first responders described the horror of finding the bodies inside a rental car discovered burning in a parking lot early on Aug. 13, 2012.

Randall Daluz of Brockton, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Sexton of Warwick, Rhode Island, are charged with three counts of murder and one count of arson.

Prosecutors say drug dealing played a role in the killings of Daniel Thomas Borders, 26, of Hermon; Nicolle Ashley Lugdon, 24, of Eddington; and Lucas Alan Tuscano, 28 of Bradford.

All of the victims had ingested drugs before their deaths, said Dr. Michael Ferenc, who was the state’s deputy chief medical examiner at the time.

Borders and Lugdon were shot in the head, he testified, while the extensive fire damage made it impossible to confirm that Tuscano was shot.

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