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Presque Isle man to stand trial in death of Caribou resident

CARIBOU, Maine — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case against a Presque Isle man charged with manslaughter in the death of a Caribou man.

An Aroostook County grand jury indicted Jonathan Limary, 23, in January 2018 on charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault stemming from the death of 44-year-old Jean C. Bragdon.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, reported last year that Limary and Bragdon got into a fight on Oct. 30, 2017, in Caribou. Bragdon suffered injuries that required surgery and died on Nov. 17, 2017, from post-surgical complications after being discharged from the hospital.

State and Caribou police investigated the assault and the Maine attorney general’s office presented the case to the Aroostook County grand jury, which handed down the indictment.

Assistant Attorney General Robert Ellis is prosecuting the case. Limary is being represented by attorneys Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor and Adam Swanson of Presque Isle.

Limary was initially held at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton, but Tzovarras said Friday that his client has been out on bail for several months.

A court clerk said Friday that jury selection would begin at Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Monday morning, and the trial is scheduled to be held before Superior Court Justice Harold Stewart II later in the week.

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