BANGOR — The state rested its case today against Rory Holland, who is accused of murdering two brothers after an altercation outside Holland’s Biddeford home last year.

Holland, 56, of Biddeford, contends that he shot 19-year-old Gage Greene and 21-year-old Derek Greene in self-defense outside his home on South Street on June 30, 2009.

Eyewitnesses testified last week that Gage Greene pushed Holland seconds before Holland pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest.

Derek Greene was arrested five weeks before the shootings and charged with assaulting Holland.

According to testimony, the Greene brothers and their friends were walking home from a friend’s apartment when they encountered Holland standing outside his home. Gage Greene approached Holland insisting he go inside his house and then pushed Holland when he refused.

Eyewitnesses say Holland immediately pulled a gun from his waistband and fired a shot into Gage Greene’s chest. When Derek Greene ran toward his brother, Holland shot him three times, witnesses testified.

Lisa Marches of the state Attorney General’s Office told jurors during opening remarks that Holland was not in fear of his life on that morning and could have retreated into his home if he felt unsafe.

Holland is represented by Clifford Strike of Portland who has not indicated whether Holland will take the stand in his own defense.