Court hearing appeal of Maine man who killed deputy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court is hearing an appeal by a man who’s serving a life prison sentence for killing a sheriff’s deputy. Prosecutors say John Williams was angry over his girlfriend’s arrest and wanted to avoid going to jail himself when he shot Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Eugene Cole in April 2018. The defense contends the trial judge erred in allowing a confession made by Williams while sleep-deprived after a four-day manhunt. Both sides are  to deliver  arguments in the appeal on Today.