AUBURN, Maine — A Maine man convicted of killing a Lewiston resident who told police about a friend’s involvement in a burglary will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A judge imposed the sentence Thursday on 28-year-old Michael McNaughton, who along with another man lured the victim to his death in 2013 on a dirt road in Greene. Prosecutors say the victim, Romeo Parent, was beaten, strangled and stabbed with a screwdriver for being a “snitch.”

The other defendant, William True, of Lewiston, was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison. A third man who drove them to the scene was sentenced to 10 years under a plea agreement.

McNaughton’s sentencing moved forward after a judge rejected his appeal in July. He was originally convicted after a three-week trial in 2014.

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