Mark B. Bechard, who stabbed, beat and stomped four nuns in a Waterville chapel in 1996, killing two of them and injuring two others while in the throes of severe mental illness, has died.

Bechard, 58, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawthorne House in Freeport, according to a letter from the state Department of Health & Human Services.

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