Yesterday, 20-year-old Kyle Dube of Orono, Maine was indicted on charges of kidnapping and the knowing and intentional murder of 15-year-old Nichole Cable of Glenburn, Maine. After some heated arguments between lawyers and the press, the affidavit related to the case was finally released to the public.
Read the article in Bangor Daily News -> CLICK HERE
In short, the affidavit tells us that the untimely death of Nichole Cable was (supposedly) a kidnapping gone wrong. Dube’s brother told police that Dube had planned to kidnap Nichole and hide her in the woods, with the intent on finding her later to become “a hero.” Posing as his fake Facebook personality, he convinced Nichole to meet him down the road, where he was waiting in the bushes and wearing a ski mask. But, after jumping her, duct taping her and throwing her into the back of his father’s Ford Ranger, he arrived at the alleged hiding spot only to find she had died. At that point, he left her in the woods, covered her with branches, and tossed all incriminating evidence out of the window of the truck as he drove away. It was actually Dube’s girlfriend who told police where Nichole’s body could be found.
Nichole’s cause of death was not released.
So… this only leaves us with more questions.
When did Dube tell his brother about all of this? How and when did his girlfriend know where Nichole could be found? Who else knew and for how long? And what did that last known text message from Nichole’s phone actually say? Was it even written by her? If it was indeed just a horrible accident, why did he go so far to try to cover it up?
Here is a link to a photograph of a page of the actual affidavit -> CLICK HERE
If you read the first sentence at the top of the affidavit it states, “Kyle wanted to have sex with Nichole, but that she has refused his advances.”
We aren’t told who said this or in what context. It appears to only be a partial sentence, continued from the previous page. I didn’t go to law school, so I don’t know if this sort of document would contain investigative theories from law enforcement.
I’m not sure when more updates will arise. Cases of this nature take a lot of time to go to trial and, considering the attention it’s gotten, picking a jury will be difficult.
My heart continues to go out to Nichole’s loved ones. No family should have to suffer the loss of a child, let alone in such a way that their grief is kept forefront every time they open a newspaper or get online.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on all this. And though I’m not too worried about it, please comment responsibly and respectfully.