December 18, 2012

Maine judge to deliver verdict in murder trial

Robert Nelson of Skowhegan is charged with the 2009 killing of 60-year-old Everett Cameron when they met over a drug deal.

The Associated Press

SKOWHEGAN — A Maine judge will deliver his verdict Tuesday for a Skowhegan man charged with murder in a drug-related fatal shooting more than three years ago.

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Murder defendant Robert Nelson listens to closing arguments in his trial in the death of Everett Cameron in Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan.

Staff photo by David Leaming

Justice John Nivison is scheduled to deliver his verdict Tuesday morning in Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan two weeks after presiding over 41-year-old Robert Nelson's trial.

Nelson was charged with killing 60-year-old Everett Cameron in his pickup truck on Oct. 31, 2009.

Nelson waived his right to a jury trial. He testified that he met Cameron that day but didn't shoot him. He said he met Cameron to tell him he couldn't repay money he owed him for prescription drugs that Cameron had sold him.

Prosecutors said Nelson was buying painkillers that Cameron was taking for treatment of lymphoma.

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