NEW PORTLAND, Maine — Maine State Police say a New Portland man has been charged with murder in the death of a 50-year-old woman who was found outside her home and business in June 2007.

Police say 31-year-old Jeffrey LaGasse is charged with killing Louise Brochu, who ran a wood flooring business in New Portland. Police have released few details on her death.

LaGasse once worked for Brochu and is currently serving a sentence at the Maine State Prison for violation of probation. His first court appearance is Friday in Somerset County Superior Court.