Maine State Police have arrested the estranged wife of an Acton man and charged her with murder in connection with the death of her husband, 42-year-old Scott Weyland of Acton.

Kandee Weyland

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine State Police, identified the woman in a news release late Wednesday evening as 46-year-old Kandee Weyland of Acton.

She is being held at the York County Jail on the murder charge as well as a charge of violating a protection order. She is scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court on Thursday or Friday.

The cause of Weyland’s death is expected to be determined Thursday after an autopsy is completed by the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

Lt. Brian T. McDonough said during a news conference at the crime scene that when police arrived at the home at 1097 Milton Mills Road around 1 p.m., they found a “severely injured” man they later identified as Scott Weyland.

He was taken by ambulance to Southern Maine Health Care in Sanford, but died at the hospital, McDonough said. He provided no details of Weyland’s injuries or how he died.

McCausland said that Weyland was assaulted outside the home.

“We are investigating this as a homicide,” McDonough told reporters.

Investigators interviewed several witnesses who were present when Weyland was wounded, McDonough said.

McCausland said Wednesday night that “we have a pretty good idea of what happened, but we will wait for the medical examiner’s office to tell us what caused his death. And those results could be available as soon as (Thursday).”

Weyland was a resident at the home where he was found, police said.

The Weylands are the parents of two children, who are now staying with grandparents.

Members of the state police Evidence Response Team were expected to spend several hours at the home Wednesday night collecting and processing evidence.

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