BANGOR — A man accused of killing a teenager in Maine in 1980 in a cold case that vexed authorities for years is set to go on trial.

A judge will hear opening statements on Monday in the trial of Philip Scott Fournier.

Fournier was charged in 2016 in the slaying of 16-year-old Joyce McLain of East Millinocket, who disappeared while out jogging. Her body was found two days later.

Fournier, who pleaded not guilty, was identified as a person of interest in the girl’s death when he was sentenced in 2009 to prison for possession of child pornography.

Police say Fournier stole and wrecked a fuel truck on the night the teenager went missing. Prosecutors say he changed his story many times over the years.


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