Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight everyone in Monument Square has the munchies; a lobster roll fest comes to Thompson’s Point; and the lawyer who sent Anthony Sanborn to prison speaks out.
What we’re talking about
‘Absolutely’ guilty — In some late-breaking news, BDN Portland scored an interview with the lawyer who got Anthony Sanborn convicted of murder in 1992. It’s the first time she’s talked to the media since Sanborn was released on bail last week after 25 years in prison. Jake Bleiberg reports:
Former assistant attorney general Pamela Ames said that she remains “absolutely” convinced that justice was done when Sanborn was sentenced to 70 years in prison for the murder of Jessica Briggs.
Ames said that she intends to provide testimony and evidence that will refute “the false allegations and misinformation” that have been presented to the Cumberland County Superior Court in a push to prove Sanborn’s claim of innocence — setting the stage for a new legal showdown over the fate of a man who has already spent the better