PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s supreme court has rejected the appeal of a Skowhegan farmer who was convicted of killing another man during a drug-fueled sex game.
Malcolm Bruce Davidson’s attorney questioned the judge’s jury instructions and the sufficiency of the evidence to support a manslaughter conviction.
But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected both arguments and said Thursday that evidence was “more than sufficient” to support a conviction.
Davidson was accused of pointing a handgun at a man’s head during a sex act and then pulling the trigger. Prosecutors said Davidson didn’t check to see if a gun was loaded before Fred Wilson was fatally shot in his South Portland home. Davidson is serving a 10-year prison sentence.