Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Associated Press
BELFAST — More than 50 friends and family members have shown up to support a Maine man at his first court appearance on charges he murdered a Florida firefighter.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 28 photo provided by the Waldo County Sheriff Department, state police say they charged 24-year-old Daniel Porter, pictured here, in the death of Jerry Perdomo of Seminole County, Florida, who has been missing since Feb. 16. (AP Photo / Waldo County Sheriff Dept)
This photo provided by the Seminole County Fire Department shows firefighter Jerry Perdomo of Orange City, Fla, who vanished in Maine on Feb. 16. Police say 24-year-old David Porter, of Bangor, killed him. (AP Photo / Seminole County Fire Dept)
Jackson resident Daniel Porter wore a bulletproof vest over his jail jumpsuit as he appeared Friday in Waldo County Superior Court. He didn't enter a plea.
The Bangor Daily News reports that supporters shouted, "We love you, Daniel!" as he made his way through the courthouse.
The 24-year-old Porter is charged with killing Jerry Perdomo, of Orange City, Fla. The 31-year-old Perdomo was last seen Feb. 16, and his body was recovered Wednesday in Newburgh.
Police say the two were involved in drugs and had exchanged death threats.
Porter gave a thumbs-up to supporters as he was being driven back to jail.
This story was updated at 12:01 p.m. to correct Porter's first name.