Bowdoin, Maine’s Joseph Eaton accused of shooting 7 people, held at Two Bridges Regional Jail

Joseph “Joey” Eaton, 34, of Bowdoin, Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States was emotional when he livestreamed on Facebook on April 17, 2023. In the caption, he mentioned his mother Cynthia Robinson Eaton, 63, of Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA.

“I’m probably going to get emotional just talking about it but, a lot of people, a lot of people looking at you and think, oh well, it’s just another, you know, f— up, just another guy who, you know, can’t get his stuff right and treat people like s—, you know, and then they turn around and claim to be Christian and you can’t forgive somebody or understand what they go through and you can’t give someone a second chance but you say you’re Christian,” Joey said. “How does that make sense? Why can’t you just try to, try to take it slow, try to get to know the person again?”


“What good does it do to hate somebody?” Joey continued asking. “You know, it destroys you. It’s not the way things were supposed to be done. It’s not the way we were made.”

“Just need to try to forgive me for the things I did,” Joey added. “I have been dealing with trauma for a long time on things I don’t talk to people about. Being molested and stuff, it destroys somebody. I know I’m good for my kids. I just wish someone would forgive me, you know, some people. I don’t get it.”


On April 18, 2023, Joey allegedly fatally shot four people inside a residence on Augusta Road in Bowdoin. The residence is owned by Robert “Bob” C. Eger, 72, and his wife Patti DeRaps Eger, 62.

Later that day, Joey allegedly shot three more people in the area of I-295 in Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine. The three victims were injured but survived.

Initially, the Maine State Police detained Joey as person of interest in all the shootings. He was later formally arrested and charged with four counts of murder.

Joey is being held without bail at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. He is expected to make an initial court appearance soon.

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