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Harness racing legend gets ‘second chance’ after prison

Walter Case Jr., convicted 13 years ago after stabbing his wife, is granted a conditional license to drive in Maine.

Nine years after he was released from prison for stabbing his wife with a steak knife, Walter Case Jr. will be back in the stirrups Saturday at Scarborough Downs for an afternoon of harness racing.

A legendary career that began 40 years ago at the Bangor Fair and totaled more than 11,000 victories came to an abrupt halt in 2004. Case was convicted of felonious assault after stabbing his estranged wife in a fit of jealous rage fueled by drugs and alcohol.

Read the article in the Portland Press Herald