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Victim's son, two other teens charged in Litchfield murder

Prosecutors say the three teens agreed to crush prescription pills in Kimberly Mironovas' wine, hoping to cause her death. (Anthony Coco)

AUGUSTA (WGME) – A woman moved from Massachusetts to Maine last fall to start a new career, enrolling in a beauty school.

Early Sunday morning, state police say she was murdered.

Police took three teenage boys into custody yesterday in connection with the killing.

Prosecutors allege the three teenage boys, one of them the victim's own 15-year-old son, conspired to kill Kimberly Mironovas late Saturday night, but at this point, prosecutors have offered no motive for the murder.

Prosecutors say the three teens agreed to crush prescription pills in Kimberly Mironovas' wine, hoping to cause her death.

They say when that didn't work, they talked about stabbing and strangling her.

Prosecutors say shortly after midnight, Mironovas' son armed himself with a knife and put on a mask and gloves.

That's when they say he and one of the other teens went into the room where she was sleeping and strangled her.

Prosecutors say her son also stabbed Kimberly Mironovas in the neck.

A neighbor says his wife saw the three teens walking away from the house that morning.

"She saw three of them, three teenagers coming out," Bill said.

The head of the beauty school where Mironovas was a student says she made an impact.

All three teens made their first court appearance late Monday afternoon. Two are charged with murder. All three are charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

The judge ordered the teens detained at Long Creek in South Portland.

No ruling yet on whether the teens will be tried as adults, and because they are juveniles, we aren't releasing their names.

If convicted as adults, they could get 25 years to life in prison.

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