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Woman who discovered deputy's body raised his accused killer

A Norridgewock woman found the body of Cpl. Cole in her yard Wednesday morning. Then, she realized she helped raise his accused killer.

NORRIDGEWOCK (NEWS CENTER Maine) – A woman who says she raised suspected killer, John Williams, is more heavily entwined in the case than she ever wanted to be. Kimberly Sirois stepped out into her yard Wednesday morning and discovered the body of a murdered sheriff's deputy, then she discovered she helped raise the accused killer.

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Sirois lives on Mercer Road. She says she found the body of Corporal Eugene Cole outside her home after she heard helicopters and went outside. She started yelling and screaming to notify police, and they came running over.

“I said I found your officer,” said Sirois. “He’s in my yard.”

She said she was surprised to learn 29 year-old John Williams was the man accused of killing Corporal Cole. Williams lived with her for years.

“He was certainly struggling with addiction,” explains Sirois. She says the drug use seemed to get “progressively worse” since September. She told him to leave around Christmas.

She says the last time she saw Williams was shortly after his run-in with police in Massachusetts, where he was also due to appear in court on firearms charges, the same day as the shooting death of Corporal Cole.

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“I would just like him to turn himself in and come home. Granted he can't come home really, but the unknown is what's the scariest.”

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