Lobsterman indicted for murder in shooting death
NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine grand jury has indicted a Yarmouth lobsterman for murder in the October shooting death of a man at a North Yarmouth beekeeping business.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/19658np ) that the Cumberland County grand jury returned the indictment Friday against 70-year-old Merrill “Mike” Kimball in the death of 63-year-old Leon Kelley of Georgetown.
Kimball’s attorney, Daniel Lilley, maintains his client shot Kelley in self-defense, after the two got into a dispute at the beekeeping business and Kelley shoved Kimball several times.
Authorities say Kimball, who has cooperated throughout the investigation, will remain free until he is formally charged, and that the state will seek modest bail when Kimball is arraigned.