On October 27, 1984, police and firefighters discovered the badly burned body of
On October 27, 1984, police and firefighters discovered the badly burned body of four-year-old Angela Palmer in an apartment house in Auburn. An autopsy revealed that the girl, who was placed in an oven with the door propped shut, had been beaten and had died of asphyxiation, exposure to high heat and severe burns. John A. Lane, 36, the live-in boyfriend of Cynthia Lou Gilliam Palmer, Angela's mother, was convicted of murder, while Cynthia Palmer was acquitted of manslaughter. More than 11 years after the murder, Angela Palmer's death affects all who were involved with it, from the firefighters and police who responded to the call to the reporters who reported on it and the government agencies who had to deal with it. Details.
Murders, Davis, Angela
Whitt, Jan, "On October 27, 1984, police and firefighters discovered the badly burned body of" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1534.