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Lincoln man to serve 6 years for killing his mother

Police said Adam Groves and his mother argued about his drinking in August 2020, and it escalated into a deadly shooting.

BANGOR, Maine — A man from Lincoln who shot and killed his mother in August 2020 pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the Penobscot County Judicial Center Monday.

As the result of a plea agreement, Adam Groves, 46, was sentenced to 30 years in prison with all but 24 years suspended and four years of probation. 

Groves was originally charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Pauline Taylor, 63, at her home on Transalpine Road in Lincoln in August 2020.

Police said Groves and his mother got into an argument about his drinking that day, and it escalated into a deadly shooting.

Just before he was sentenced, Groves said he was taking the plea deal because he is responsible for what he did that day.

"I know what I did was wrong. It was a bad call, and I take the responsibility of it," Groves said in a Bangor courtroom. " And I take responsibility for all of you that are here today. Even if you didn’t have a relationship with mom, and even if you did, I take all of your pain. I take it all. I’ll take it with me forever and ever. Because it’s not your fault, and it’s not your fault, or your fault, and not your fault. It’s my fault, and I’m so sorry to all of you."

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