Philip Scott Fournier will spend 45 years in prison for murdering 16-year-old Joyce McLain in East Millinocket in 1980.
Fournier, 57, was 19 at the time of the killing. McLain’s murder went unsolved for decades before the case was reopened in 2008.
Fournier was sentenced Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.
“It’s never too late to do the right thing but the amount of time that these folks have lived with this case is unconscionable,” says Assistant District Attorney Leanne Robbin.