Somali refugee one of three arrested in 2018 beating death of Maine man

Somali refugee one of three arrested in 2018 beating death of Maine man
Pierre Musafiri (Image: Androscoggin County Jail)

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Police swept through the downtown early Thursday and in Limestone, arresting two local teens and an adult in connection with the June 2018 beating death of Donald Giusti near Kennedy Park, according to authorities.

Giusti, 38, died June 15 at Central Maine Medical Center, three days after he was beaten on Knox Street.

The two juveniles were taken into custody Thursday morning: a 17-year-old was arrested and charged with manslaughter in Limestone; a 13-year-old, charged with misdemeanor assault in Lewiston. Both were taken to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

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The 13-year-old was scheduled to appear in court Thursday; the 17-year-old, Friday.

Pierre Mousafiri, 23, of Lewiston was arrested for misdemeanor assault and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn. Mousafiri’s arraignment date is set for June 12 at 8th District Court.


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