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Bail denied for man accused of killing Maine woman

Jason Twardus Jason Twardus
Kelly Gorham Kelly Gorham

Associated Press - September 24, 2009 11:45 AM ET

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A judge has denied bail for a New Hampshire man accused of killing his former fiancee in 2007.

Justice G. Arthur Brennan also ruled that Maine had probable cause to show Jason Twardus killed Kelly Gorham of Alfred, a nursing student who disappeared in August 2007. Her body was found a month later in a shallow grave on property owned by Twardus' father in Stewartstown, N.H.

Gorham and Twardus, of Rochester, N.H., lived together before she broke off their engagement about two months before her death. Twardus was indicted in Maine, where investigators believe she was killed.

Brennan, whose decision follows a 2-day hearing earlier this month, said he denied bail because of the seriousness of the crime and because Twardus doesn't have many ties to Maine.

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