BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man used a fake Facebook account to lure a teenage girl out of her house in an attempt to stage her kidnapping and rescue so he could look like a hero but ended up killing her, a police affidavit released Wednesday said.
Kyle Dube was indicted Wednesday on charges of murder and kidnapping in the death of 15-year-old Nichole Cable, whose body was found in a wooded area of Old Town this month a week after she went missing.
Dube, of Orono, had intended to kidnap and hide Nichole and later find her and "be the hero," the affidavit said. But she died in the back of his pickup truck after he duct-taped her while wearing a ski mask, it said.
Dube's lawyer had wanted the affidavit to stay impounded, citing concerns over his right to a fair trial. The Associated Press and the Portland Press Herald had fought to unseal it.
Lawyer Sigmund Schutz, representing the AP and the Portland Press Herald, had argued that the affidavit explaining why the 20-year-old Dube was charged in Nichole's death should be made public on First Amendment grounds.
Defense lawyer Stephen Smith had cited threats against Dube and concerns about the privacy of family members.