SKOWHEGAN — A Massachusetts man who has pleaded guilty to murdering a 20-year-old Skowhegan woman in 2022 is expected to be sentenced next month.

Jason Servil, now 20, changed his plea to guilty in January, according to court records. He faced charges of intentional or knowing or depraved murder and aggravated assault.

Jason Servil Somerset County Sheriff’s Office photo

Servil of Boston is to be sentenced April 12 at Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan, according to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, which prosecutes murder cases in the state.

The most severe class of crimes in Maine, murder convictions carry a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Servil was indicted on the two counts by a Somerset County grand jury in August 2022. He originally pleaded not guilty, court records show.

The charges stem from an incident July 16, 2022, when Servil, then 19, killed Alice Abbott and assaulted a man.


Servil was arrested after Skowhegan police responded early that morning to a reported assault at 912 Canaan Road in Skowhegan, the Maine State Police said at the time.

Police said they found Abbott’s body, an injured man from Madison who had reported the incident and another person. The Madison man was staying overnight at the house where Abbott lived with her parents, police said.

The man Servil assaulted was not identified publicly by police at the time of the incident, but his name is listed in court records. The Morning Sentinel does not identify victims of violent crimes without their consent.

Following an investigation, the state police arrested Servil later that afternoon. The Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta ruled Abbott’s death a homicide the next day. Abbott’s body was found with multiple stab wounds, and she died from blood loss, the state medical examiner said.

The injured man was treated at an area hospital and released.

Following Servil’s arrest, a judge ordered him held without bail. Servil continues to be held at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison, according to online jail records.

Abbott was remembered in her obituary as a “beautiful, spontaneous” person who had a “laugh and smile that could light up the room.”

“She was a fiercely strong woman with a kind gentle soul,” the obituary reads. “In her childhood years, Allie loved being part of the Brownies, Girl Scouts, and bowling team. In her teens, Allie loved spending time with her friends and family. She had a special place in her heart for mentoring the autistic youth in the area.”

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