Court Files Reveal Anthony Osborne’s Guilty Plea in Robbery Charge

Portland, Maine – A man accused of playing a key role in the attack that resulted in the death of Derald “Darry” Coffin has pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. Anthony Osborne, 46, was scheduled to go to trial this week, but prosecutors stated that they dropped that charge during a plea hearing on Friday.

According to a spokesperson for the Office of the Maine Attorney General, Osborne has agreed to serve eight years in prison and four years on probation, subject to a judge’s approval. If he violates the terms of his release, he will have to serve the rest of his suspended 22-year sentence. Osborne is set to be sentenced on Jan. 16.

Osborne was one of four men charged for their alleged involvement in Coffin’s death and the shooting of Annabelle Hartnett, who survived her injuries. Police have reported that Osborne was in Hartnett’s car on April 26, 2022, when the other men approached them and allegedly carried out the attack.

Prosecutors have accused Osborne of orchestrating the attack by setting it all up and providing the location to the other men. Butterfield, another individual involved, has already pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, robbery, and owning a firearm as a prohibited person. He agreed to serve 35 years in prison.

The guilty plea from Osborne brings some closure to the case, but it is a reminder of the tragic events that unfolded last year. The sentencing will provide some measure of justice for the victims and their families as they continue to heal from the traumatic incident.