Hundreds of people remember the life of a murdered owner on a motorcycle ride


WATERBORO, Maine – Hundreds of people gathered in Waterboro on Sunday to remember Douglas Michaud, a 31-year-old man who was allegedly killed by his tenant on September 14.

As a tribute, the community organized a hike for Michaud who loved motorcycles and classic cars.

“He had an infectious smile, you couldn’t help but love Doug. As if it was impossible not to love her at all, ”said Alice Gagné, Michaud’s friend.

Michaud’s friends said he was a family man and was about to start his own little family.

“He will never be able to meet his son, raise his son, love his son. He will never have the chance to watch my child grow up. He won’t have that and it hurts to see Jamie having to go through this alone, ”said Kristina Spescha, Michaud’s friend.

Michaud’s girlfriend Jamie Wakefield called the police on September 14 after Michaud was shot dead by his tenant Randal Hennessey, according to court documents.

“It was devastating, we heard what really happened and it was heartbreaking,” said Andrew Landy, a Waterboro resident.

Like many of those who showed up for the ride, Andrew Landry and Kevin Coroa did not know Michaud directly but wanted to show their support for those who did.

“To make it happen this close to you, you kinda think you don’t know when it’s over who will be there, so let the people you know know that you care,” Landry said. .

Zachary Richard helped organize the event after hosting a few in the past after losing his sister to cancer in 2012.

“It’s a group that you don’t want to be in, but you know that once you lose someone you kind of come in, it’s a whole other world that you’re brought into and you realize that ‘There are a lot of good people in this world that you never thought you were there for yourself even if you didn’t know them directly, ”said Richard.

Now Michaud’s friends are taking action to prevent this from happening again.

“I really want justice done for Doug. I have been in contact with senators in our area and told them about the development of a law called Doug’s Law to help future homeowners. No owner should be afraid to go and serve an eviction on anyone, ”said Gagné.

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