Prosecutors rest in sex game slaying trial

Posted Jan. 12, 2010, at 3:09 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a 50-year-old Maine man charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting another man in the head during a night of sex and drugs in a South Portland home.

Bruce Lavallee-Davidson claims he didn’t know his .44-caliber revolver was loaded when he shot 50-year-old Fred Wilson on April 18, 2009.

Attorneys for the Showhegan man say the shooting took place when he put the gun to Wilson’s head and pulled the trigger as part of a sexual fantasy. They say Lavallee-Davidson checked three times that night to make sure the gun wasn’t loaded.

Both the defense and prosecutors say there was no intention to kill. But prosecutors say Lavallee-Davidson was responsible for ensuring his gun wasn’t loaded.