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36-year-old Deng Malual of Portland has been arrested for the murder of 61-year-old Clarence James Pearson of Westbrook last month.

From Maine State Police:

On Monday, December 4, 2023, 36-year-old Deng Malual of Portland was arrested for the murder 61-year-old Clarence James Pearson of Westbrook. The Maine State Police, Westbrook Police Department and Portland Police Department continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, which was reported on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. An arrest warrant was issued today and Malual was located and arrested by Portland Police Officers at approximately 2:30 pm, on Portland Street in Portland. The arrest was made without incident. Malual was transported to the Cumberland County Jail. The date and time for Malual’s initial appearance in court has not yet been set.

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