BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man who used a fake Facebook profile to set up a meeting with a 15-year-old girl before killing her in a botched abduction was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.
Justice Ann Murray cited an “utter lack of remorse” as she sentenced Kyle Dube, of Orono, in the death of 15-year-old Nichole Cable in May 2013.
The prosecutor said Dube abducted Nichole to have sex with her after arranging a meeting outside her Glenburn home by posing as someone else using a fake Facebook profile. She said he killed her when she resisted.
The teen died from asphyxiation. Her body was found in Old Town after an eight-day search in May 2013.
Dube, 22, told others he wore a disguise in a bizarre plot in which he intended to kidnap Nichole and then return as the rescuer to find her safe and sound, police said. Instead, he found his duct-taped victim dead in the back of his father’s pickup, police said.
Cable’s mother, Kristine Wiley, urged the judge through tears to show no mercy.
“Please do not let him out. Do not let him to do this again to another person,” she said.
Dube’s mother, Tammy Dube, tearfully described her son as a loving father to his 4-year-old daughter and urged the judge to take into consideration that he’s still young.
Dube was convicted in March, and prosecutors said the evidence was overwhelming. The phony Facebook profile was traced to Dube’s home, and DNA evidence pointed to him, as well. Several people also testified that Dube confessed.
Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said the defendant’s lack of contrition was a significant aggravating factor. She’d sought a sentence of 90 years — 60 years for murder and 30 years for kidnapping.
Defense lawyer Stephen Smith sought a 45-year sentence and asked the judge to show compassion, saying that there’s hope for rehabilitation and that Dube could return to society.
Dube got a 60-year sentence for murder and 30 years for kidnapping, to be served concurrently.