PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Jury selection has begun for a second day in the manslaughter trial of a Massachusetts man charged in a boat crash that killed two people last summer in Maine.
The defense and prosecution questioned about half of the jury pool of about 100 people Monday and then continued the process Tuesday in Cumberland County Superior Court.
Thirty-nine-year-old Robert LaPointe of Medway, Mass., is accused of being legally drunk and using excessive speed when his 32-foot boat equipped with twin 435-horsepower engines ran over a 14-foot craft on Long Lake in Harrison. The two occupants of the smaller boat were killed.
LaPointe’s attorneys are expected to argue the blood alcohol test was unreliable and the other vessel was operating without lights.