Robert Burton Trial Starts Monday
The murder trial of Robert Burton, who led police on Maine's longest manhunt, will begin on Monday.
WABI-TV reports jury selection is underway for Burton's trial and is expected to wrap up today. Burton is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in her home in June of 2015. The body of Stephanie Ginn Gebo was found by her children the next morning in the bedroom of the home she had once shared with Burton.
The search that followed made history as the longest manhunt in Maine. Burton disappeared into the woods around Parkman and stayed hidden for nearly 70 days. There were only a couple of sightings of the man by local residents in all that time. Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a search and vigil that included handing out fliers to vacationers during the July 4th weekend. The FBI even got involved in the search.
The manhunt kept the Parkman/Abbot region and surrounding areas on alert. Residents were urged to keep the doors and windows of their houses locked, and to lock their car doors even while they were in the vehicle.
It all came to a close on August 11th when Burton turned himself into the Piscataquis County Sheriff's office. He told officials he was afraid of getting shot and didn't want to run any more.