April 11, 2013

Settlement discussed in Waterville bar shooting

The Associated Press

WATERVILLE — A Winslow man charged with fatally shooting another man outside a Waterville bar may try to settle his case to avoid a trial.

Lawyers for 30-year-old Mathew Partridge appeared in court on Wednesday and discussed with a judge and prosecutors setting a date for a settlement conference.

WABI-TV reports that Partridge's lawyer says that could come as soon as next month.

Authorities say Partridge shot 26-year-old Justin Smith of China in the face with a handgun after an altercation Dec. 4 between two groups of men that started inside the pub and spilled outside.

Partridge's lawyer says the shooting was a case of self-defense after Smith punched his client in the face.

If a settlement cannot be reached, the case is tentatively set to go to trial in August.

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