Bucksport Man Guilty Of Murdering Kansas Resident
A Bucksport man is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of murder for killing a Kansas man during a burglary.
The Salina Journal reports it took a jury less than 90 minutes to find 35-year-old Robert Colson guilty of five counts, including second-degree murder and first-degree felony murder. He was also convicted on two counts of theft for stealing Matthew Schoshke's handgun and his pickup truck, after killing him during a burglary of the victim's home in August.
Officials say Colson was on a cross-country trip, bound for California when he broke into Schoshke's home after missing his bus. He shot the man five times before taking his pickup, handgun, wallet, cellphone, and his dog Zeus and heading for the coast. He was caught trying to escape from an Amtrak train in California on which a person had been stabbed. Zeus was eventually returned to Schoshke's family.
Colson is due to be sentenced in August.