Ouch gets plea deal in Portland shooting death

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PORTLAND — A Westbrook man accused of murder at a Portland recording studio last year pleaded guilty to a lesser charge July 20 in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Docket.

Johnny Ouch, 21, was indicted in July 2015 on Class A murder and Class A elevated aggravated assault charges stemming from the May 25, 2015, shooting death of Treyjon Arsenault, also of Westbrook.

Ouch accepted a guilty plea on the assault charge and admitted to shooting and wounding Mohamed Ali during a late-night confrontation at Da Block Studios in the Old Port.

Also indicted on Class A murder and Class A elevated aggravated assault charges was Gang Deng Majok. A trial for both men was scheduled to begin Sept. 12, according to court records.

The plea agreement caps Ouch’s sentence at 16 years, but he will not be sentenced until after Majok’s trial.

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