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22-year-old Raheem Shamar Goodwin of Benton has been charged with the murder of 62-year-old Edwin Weeks of Fairfield.

The investigation is ongoing.

From the Maine State Police:

On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 3:38 pm, the Fairfield Police Department responded to a death at a residence at 247 A Main Street in Fairfield. 62-year-old Edwin Weeks of Fairfield was found deceased by a friend who stopped by to check on him. The Fairfield Police Department contacted the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit- Central to respond. Late Tuesday night during the investigation Detectives attempted to stop a vehicle being operated in Skowhegan by 22-year-old Raheem Shamar Goodwin of Benton. Goodwin, who was a person of interest in the case, was traveling towards Canaan on Route 2 where he intentionally drove his vehicle into a ditch. He then proceeded to barricade himself in the vehicle for a short time before lighting the interior of his vehicle on fire. Detectives assisted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office took Goodwin into custody after he exited the vehicle. Goodwin was arrested and brought to the Somerset County Jail in the early morning hours of Wednesday where he was held on a bail violation and charged with Eluding. On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta conducted an autopsy on the deceased. The manner of death was ruled a homicide and the cause of death was sharp force trauma. On Friday morning, December 1, 2023, Major Crimes Unit Detectives charged Goodwin with Murder. Goodwin and Weeks were familiar with each other.

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