Courtesy Linda Dolloff
  • Linda Dolloff

    Jeff and Linda Dolloff were married in 1998 and settled in Standish, Maine, 30 miles outside Portland, in an area where Jeff's family had lived for nearly 100 years. The couple is pictured just after they were married.
    Courtesy Linda Dolloff
  • Linda Dolloff

    Linda Dolloff fell in love with the Maine home she built with her husband, Jeff. "We harvested the trees, we sawed the lumber, we planed them into boards, we stood up the walls, we installed our own flooring," she said. "...It's a spectacular home with a beautiful fire place. It's like being on vacation every day."
    Courtesy Jeff Dolloff
  • Linda Dolloff

    Jeff and Linda Dolloff built a house together off Dolloff Road, named for Jeff's family. The home was a labor of love for the couple. It also would be the scene of a grisly nighttime attack in which Jeff was beaten nearly to death with a baseball bat and Linda was shot. She placed a frantic 911 call, but police say they failed, using tracking dogs, to turn up any sign of an intruder.
    Courtesy Jeff Dolloff
  • Linda Dolloff

    One night in April 2009, on Dolloff Road, the dream life that Linda and Jeff Dolloff had built together turned into a nightmare. Linda Dolloff called 911, saying that she had been shot and that her husband seemed dead. Police would later determine that Jeff Dolloff had been beaten with a baseball bat to within an inch of his life. Investigators found bullet casings and a handgun on the floor, but no signs of an intruder. Suspicion would eventually turn to the only person who was known to be in the house at the time of the attack on Jeff: his wife. Police said he had another woman in his life and Linda did not want a divorce.
    Courtesy Maine State Police
  • Linda Dolloff

    Police said the fact that several hundred dollars in cash was not taken from the Dolloff's home on the night he was beaten nearly to death seemed to rule out burglary as a motive.
    Courtesy Maine State Police
  • Linda Dolloff

    Cumberland County Sheriff's Det. Sgt. James Estabrook was the first officer in the Dolloff home after the attack. "I stepped into the house, quickly cleared the room to the left, to make sure there were no people in there," Estabrook said. "And I immediately started up the stairwell. The first thing I notice is on the second step, there's a shell casing. So, now I know, there's been a gun introduced in this house somehow, somewhere. Halfway up the stairs, there's another shell casing. As I break the plane of the second floor, there's a handgun, lying right at the top of the stairs and I'm looking right down the barrel of it."
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  • Linda Dolloff

    The bat used to beat Jeff Dolloff nearly to death was discovered underneath a bed.
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  • Linda Dolloff

    At Linda Dolloff's trial for attempted murder, Cumberland County Prosecutor Stephanie Anderson claimed the bloodied shirt Linda was wearing that night was evidence of her guilt.
    Courtesy Maine State Police
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