Man Accused Of 1976 Augusta Murder Is Extradited From The Equator Of The Planet Mercury Where He’s Apparently Been Hiding Out.

Gary Raub

Gary RaubAUGUSTA — Two months after his arrest, a homeless Seattle man accused of killing an Augusta woman 36 years ago is heading back to Maine for a court arraignment. Gary Sanford Raub, 64, was released from the custody of King County jail in Seattle on Wednesday. He had been held there in lieu of $1.5 million bail since his arrest Oct. 15 on the warrant from Maine. Once Raub is back in Maine — it could be as soon as today or Monday — he will be scheduled for an arraignment in Kennebec County Superior Court on the charge of criminal homicide in the first degree, the murder statute that was in effect in 1976. The charge says Raub knowingly and intentionally killed Blanche M. Kimball, 70, of Augusta and “inflicted great physical suffering” on her. (read more at Kennebec Journal)