Mark Bechard


Age: 58

Maine convicted murderer who was committed to a state psychiatric hospital in October 1996 after he was found not criminally responsible (by reason of mental disease or defect) on two counts of murder for the January 1996 attack that killed two nuns and severely injured two others at Servants of the Blessed Sacrament chapel in Waterville, Maine but authorities said he was suffering a psychotic episode when he attacked the four nuns.

Cause of Death: Complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Born: September 3, 1958

Died: July 9, 2017

Freeport, Maine