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Supreme Court upholds Cheney conviction in death of UMaine student

John Clarke Russ

PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court upheld the conviction of Garrett Cheney, 24, on Tuesday in the death of University of Maine student Jordyn Bakley, 20, of Camden, on Jan. 30, 2010.

Cheney was sentenced to serve seven years in prison with four years probation on July 28, 2012 for the hit-and-run death of Bakley. He was found guilty of manslaughter, aggravated criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury and criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants.

Bakley was scheduled to graduate from UMaine at the end of 2010’s spring semester. She was studying elementary education and arranged another major in women’s studies shortly before her death.