Saturday, December 7, 2013
BY DAVID ROBINSON
WARREN — A Madison man who was arrested this month as a fugitive from justice in connection with a Florida homicide has died in a Maine prison, according to the Maine Department of Corrections.
Thirty-three-year-old Shaun D. Corson was an inmate at the state prison in Warren.
Associate Corrections Commissioner Jody Breton said in a news release today that Corson died Saturday at about 1 p.m. at the prison.
State police and the medical examiner were notified Saturday and both agencies are reviewing the death, Breton said Sunday.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Sunday the death is a suspected suicide.
“He was found hanging in his cell,” McCausland said.
It’s unclear how Corson hanged himself and detectives are still investigating the death, McCausland said.
Corson appeared in district court in Skowhegan earlier this month on a fugitive from justice warrant from Jacksonville, Fla., where he is accused of killing his girlfriend, Stephanie Ann Slevin, 31, and stealing her car.
The fugitive from justice warrant heard July 8 listed only a charge of grand theft auto, but District Attorney Evert Fowle has said Corson is also charged with Slevin's homicide.
Corson was to remain in jail without bail. He was ordered at the court appearance to serve the remaining three years of a suspended sentence on a Maine probation stemming from a 2002 arson, in which he was convicted of burning down his then-girlfriend's house in Anson, and was sentenced to 10 years with all but four suspended, and six years probation.
He faced extradition to Florida for several charges, and Fowle has said the process could have taken months.
Staff Writer Doug Harlow contributed to this report