10 Years After ME Man Patrick Dapolito Shot Wife Kelly Dead, Robert Dapolito Shoots Jessica Dead In Monday Murder-Suicide

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, ME. (THECOUNT) — Jessica Dapolito, of New Sharon, Maine, has been identified as the victim in a Monday murder-suicide in Franklin County. Her husband, Robert Dapolito, 55, has been identified as the deceased shooter.

Jessica Dapolito was fatally shot by her husband at a New Sharon residence on Hovey Road Monday morning. Robert then turned the gun on himself.

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In March of 2010, Patrick Dapolito, 50, of Limington, Maine, a relative of Robert Dapolito, also shot and killed his wife, 30-year-old Kelly Winslow-Dapolito.

At the time, Patrick Dapolito, who stood trial on his wife’s murder, recounted that he contemplated suicide twice on the day he shot his wife claiming he sat in the tub with the gun but didn’t want his daughter to discover his body.

Patrick Dapolito was eventually sentenced to 55 years in prison for Kelly’s murder.

Maine State Police confirmed the two Dapolito men were in fact related, and they’re still investigating their familial relationship.

The cause of the current case remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the state of Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,768, making it the second-least populous county in Maine. Its county seat is Farmington. The county was established on May 9, 1838 and named for Benjamin Franklin – Wikipedia.

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