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WKIT News: Trial begins for man accused of attempted murder in shootout

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The trial is underway for a Maine man charged with trying to kill a sheriff’s deputy.

Scott Bubar has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated attempted murder and reckless conduct in the 2017 shootout. The Kennebec Journal reports the case will be decided by a judge alone.

Prosecutors say Bubar was barricaded inside his mobile home when he shot at numerous police officers responding to a neighbor’s call about a domestic disturbance.

Officials say 65-year-old Roger Bubar, Scott Bubar’s father, was killed in the shootout in Belgrade. And the defense contends the elder Bubar fired all of the shots.

A Kennebec County deputy was found to be legally justified in using lethal force. If convicted, Bubar faces a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

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