PORTLAND (AP) — Opening statements are due to be delivered in the trial of Maine lobsterman accused of killing another man during a confrontation at a beekeeping business in North Yarmouth.

A jury was selected Friday in the trial of 70-year-old Merrill “Mike” Kimball, and the trial was to get underway Monday.

Police say Kimball shot 63-year-old Leon Kelley multiple times in October 2013 at Brown’s Bee Farm. Kelley’s father-in-law is owner of the business. Kimball’s wife worked there and was retrieving honey before the shooting.

Kimball’s attorney has called the shooting a case of self-defense. Both sides agree that Kelley pushed Kimball before being shot.

Kimball has remained free on $100,000 bail.


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