October 28, 2021

Man convicted of girlfriend’s stabbing death

PORTLAND — A Cumberland County Superior Court jury on Monday found Roland White guilty of murder in the grisly killing of his girlfriend last summer.

White was convicted of stabbing to death Monika M. Malcolm, 29, whose bloody body was found by police July 18, 1990. The jury returned the verdict about 2 p.m. after 90 minutes of deliberations.

“He’s just a plain, cold-blooded murderer,” said Assistant Attorney General Pamela Ames. “There was absolutely no response from him through the trial, no showing of remorse or caring whatsoever.”

Ames said the savageness of the crime was repulsive. White slit Malcolm’s throat with a jagged piece of ceramic plate, broke her nose and jaw, crushed one of her eyes and broke 14 of her ribs, authorities said.

Ames said a motive may never be known, but added there was evidence that he “was very jealous” of his girlfriend.

Prosecutors contended from the first day of the trial last Monday that the evidence was overwhelming against White, who they say flagged down a police officer on the night of the crime and admitted killing Malcolm.

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