A Bath man who shot his sister-in-law with a rifle has been found guilty of attempted murder.

It was July of 2019 when police were called to the North Pointe Farm and Garden on Greenville Road in Shirley to a report that the store owner had been shot. The woman was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. She told authorities that it was her brother-in-law, 24-year-old Christopher Hallowell of Bath, who had shot her. She said he hid in the horse barn and waited for her to come outside the store.

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Police caught up to Hallowell after he crashed his vehicle during a short pursuit in Albion. He was arrested at gunpoint and charged with attempted murder. Hallowell claimed, in court, that he should not be found responsible for the shooting because he suffers from mental illness.  On Monday, Christopher Hallowell was found guilty of attempted murder at the Piscataquis County courthouse. WVII-TV reports he was also found guilty of aggravated assault and several other charges.

His sentencing is expected sometime in the coming months.

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