BANGOR — In closing arguments today, attorneys in the Rory Holland double-murder case painted vastly different pictures of what happened the night of the shooting.

Prosecutor Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese said Holland delivered “vigilante justice” and is “trying to disguise it as self-defense.” Defense attorney Clifford Strike said Holland was surrounded by “seven drunk, angry teed-off ruffians” and “was defending himself from a pack of wolves.”

Holland, 56, is charged with murdering 21-year-old Derek Greene and his brother, 19-year-old Gage Greene, in Biddeford on June 30, 2009. The Greene brothers were with friends that night, and they have testified in the case.

“Mr. Holland wasn’t provoking anyone. He was standing on the sidewalk. There was no evidence that he was saying ‘I’m gonna get you,’’’ Strike told jurors. “If there was anyone saying ‘I’m gonna get you’ it was coming from the Greene crew.”

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations early this afternoon. Testimony took a week and a half.

During her closing argument, Marchese suggested strongly to jurors that Holland was lying in wait for the two brothers and questioned that if he wasn’t then “why was he standing on South Street at 1 a.m. with a fully loaded 9-millimeter gun.”

“Rory Holland knew right out of the gate that this was not self-defense,” Marchese said. She noted that Holland refused to come out of his house for five hours after the shooting – negotiating with police who had surrounded his home –  before surrendering and telling an officer “No one beats a murder wrap – ever!”

Strike, of Portland, firmly denounced Marchese’s claim that Holland provoked the early morning incident.

“He was standing on the sidewalk in front of his house,” Strike told jurors. “That’s his right as a citizen of this country. I’m affronted,” he said.

He said anyone of any race, religion or sexual orientation, “has the right to stand outside their home at 1 o’clock in the morning if they choose.”

Holland is black and has filed claims of racism against people in the Biddeford community.

To suggest that he did not have that right and that by standing in front of his home was in itself a provocation was “shameful” on the state’s part, Strike said.

Trouble between Derek Greene and Holland began on May 12, five weeks before the shooting, when Derek Greene alleged that Holland had grabbed his penis.