A man charged in the murders of 2 men and a 10-year-old boy in Southern Aroostook County has been granted an appeal date by Maine's highest court.


The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear Thayne Ormsby's appeal on September 9th.

The 23-year-old Ormsby is currently serving three life sentences in the stabbing deaths of 55-year-old Jeffery Ryan, his 10-year-old son Jesse, and family friend, 30-year-old Jason Dehahn in the Southern Aroostook County town of Amity in 2010.

Attorneys for Mr. Ormsby are claiming that police violated his Miranda Rights during questioning and that his confession was involuntary. They also claim that the judge erred in not allowing a change of the location of the trial.

Ormsby grew up in Ellsworth, Maine, but had been staying at the home of Robert and Joy Strout in the neighboring town of Orient at the time of the killings.

Strout was charged in September 2010 with hindering apprehension and arson for his role in helping Ormsby conceal evidence in the murder investigation.