Deliberations to begin in ‘lobster wars’ trial

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The trial of a Maine lobsterman charged with shooting a fellow lobsterman in a feud over lobster traps is coming to an end.

Sixty-eight-year-old Vance Bunker is charged with elevated aggravated assault and other charges for shooting 44-year-old Christopher Young in the neck on a wharf on remote Matinicus Island last July.

Closing arguments were anticipated Thursday.

Bunker’s daughter, Janan Miller, is also on trial for reckless conduct for her role in the shooting.

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The four-day trial has revealed details about the unofficial rules of the lobster industry dictating who can fish where.

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