AUBURN — A jury on Friday awarded $5.5 million to the daughter of a man whose body lay decomposing for weeks in the basement of a Lewiston funeral home last year.

Kenneth Kincer, right, owner of Affordable Cremation Solution in Lewiston, stands with his attorney, James Haddow, as they watch the jury file in Wednesday at the start of a civil trial in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn. A jury awarded Marielle Bischoff-Wurstle, 34, of Falmouth, $5.5 million Friday as compensation for significant emotional damage suffered because her father’s body was left to decompose for weeks in the basement of the funeral home last year. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal file

The stunning verdict was announced after two hours of jury deliberation. More than a dozen people have filed lawsuits against Kenneth Kincer, the owner of Affordable Cremation Solution on Main Street in Lewiston. This was the first to go to trial. >>READ MORE