Inmate charged with conspiracy to commit murder

ELLSWORTH — A former Blue Hill resident who has been held at the Washington County Jail for most of 2018 on several charges, is facing two more, said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.

The Maine State Police and the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office charged Robert Boggia, 33, on Oct. 31 with conspiracy to commit murder and arson.

Troopers, working with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, received new information in the past week that Boggia wanted to kill a witness involved in his case, McCausland said.

“In addition, fire investigators say they have developed a case against him following a fire at his former home in Blue Hill in 2013,” the spokesman said. “The house was destroyed in the fire.”

Boggia has been held in lieu of bail since February on a number of felony charges, including gross sexual assault, robbery and burglary.

McCausland said Boggia was expected to face a judge on the latest charges this week.

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