Christian Nielsen, 31, spent his Labor Day holiday on a 4 day rampage that left 4 dead in the small tourist community of Newry, ME, at the Black Bear Bed & Breakfast. The murder spree that Christian Nielsen went on was as horrific as it gets. Nielsen not only murdered his victims, but dismembered them as well.
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — A cook was charged Tuesday with shooting and dismembering the owner of a bed-and-breakfast and killing three other people in a grisly Labor Day weekend crime spree that shocked people across the Maine countryside.
State Police chief Col. Craig Poulin refused to discuss a motive for what he called the worst homicide case in Maine in 14 years.
Christian Nielsen was charged with four counts of murder. and is being ordered held without bail.
The victims were identified as bed-and-breakfast owner Julie Bullard, 65, who lived at the inn; her daughter Selby, 30; Cindy Beatson, 43, both of Bethel; and James Whitehurst, 50, of Batesville, Ark.
The dismembered bodies of the three women were found Monday at the white 1830s farmhouse in Maine’s ski country near the New Hampshire line, about 75 miles northwest of Portland. Nielsen then led detectives to the man’s burned remains in the woods about 15 miles away.
One of the most bizarre parts is that Nielsen had no criminal history. Nielsen had a history of driving offenses that included an arrest for drunken driving, but nothing more serious. Or at least what he had been convicted of.