Roberts pleads not guilty in Damariscotta Lake death
Jonathan D. Roberts, 45, of Waban, Massachusetts pled not guilty at his formal arraignment in Wiscasset Feb. 11 to charges stemming from the Aug. 2 accident that claimed the life of Kristen McKellar in Damariscotta Lake.
A District VI grand jury indicted Roberts Jan. 8 on three charges: Manslaughter, Reckless Operation of a Watercraft, and Operating a Watercraft at an Imprudent Speed. He was arrested on a warrant in Massachusetts and subsequently released on $1,500 secured bail.
McKellar, 32, of Camden, was swimming with a friend in the early evening when she was struck by the motorboat Roberts had allegedly been operating. Justice Daniel Billings is hearing the case.