Maine: Former Carver resident heads to prison for death of another ex-local man

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It’s 43-years in prison for a former Carver man who killed the son of the town’s former police chief, after welcoming him into his home in Maine.

34-year-old David Silva pleaded guilty in a Maine courtroom to charges including murder and arson in the death of 53-year-old Robert Orr in February, 2011.

Authorities said Silva shot Orr inside the victim’s house with one of his own guns, then robbed the home, set it on fire, and drove to the South Shore in Orr’s truck.

Silva abandoned the truck at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield before hiding out in his parents’ home in Carver, where he was arrested by state police.

Orr, the son of former Carver Police Chief Thomas Orr, was apparently letting Silva and his girlfriend live in the home they got back on their feet.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.