2015-09-15 / Front Page

Alleged Shaw’s stabber indicted

By LIZ GOTTHELF
Staff Writer

ALFRED — The Saco man charged with murdering a woman at Shaw’s supermarket has been indicted.

Connor MacCalister, 31, was indicted at York County Superior Court on Sept. 10 on a charge of murder.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt but a determination that enough evidence exists to commence prosecution.

MacCalister confessed to police fatally stabbing 59- year-old Wendy Boudreau, also of Saco, in Shaw’s supermarket at Saco Valley Shopping Center on Aug. 19.

Boudreau was a mother of four as well as a grandmother. According to her obituary, she was married to her high school sweetheart, and was a caring and compassionate woman devoted to her family.

MacCalister told police he was angry with life and had been planning for a month to kill several random people at the Saco Shaw’s grocery store, according to the criminal complaint. MacCalister also told police he planned on targeting a small elderly woman that he knew wouldn’t resist. After see- ing Boudreau in the parking lot, MacCalister told police he followed her to the ice cream aisle, grabbed Boudreau from behind and slit her throat.

A Shaw’s employee said she asked MacCalister why he stabbed Boudreau, and MacCalister replied, “I’m off my meds. She looked at me wrong,” according to police reports.

Last month, Justice John O’Neil Jr. granted a request by the State Attorney General’s Office for a psychiatric exam on MacCalister. The report will be sealed unless MacCalister decides to plead insanity.

MacCalister is being held at York County Jail without bail.

— Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or egotthelf@journaltribune.com.

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