PORTLAND, Maine — A grand jury in Maine has indicted a 44-year-old Windham man on a charge of manslaughter in the shooting death of another man who was allegedly trying to steal his marijuana plants.
Police last month charged Joseph Green with murder in the death of 40-year-old David Harmon. But a grand jury returned an indictment Thursday on a lesser charge of manslaughter.
According to an affidavit, Green told police he fired into the dark at two silhouettes among his pot plants on Aug. 31. He told police he discovered Harmon’s body hours later and used his ATV to move the body.
Green was charged last month after a Maine Warden Service dog found blood on a trail used by all-terrain vehicles. Wardens followed the trail and met up with Green.
William Stokes of the attorney general’s office told the Portland Press Herald he had no comment on the grand jury’s decision to downgrade the charge.