The prosecution rested Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting to death the father of his girlfriend’s son on Easter Sunday 2017 outside a Bangor apartment.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea, 41, of New Haven, Connecticut, is accused of killing Terrance Durel Sr., 36, of New Orleans on April 16, 2017, outside the home Bethea shared with Durel’s estranged wife, Danielle Durel, 44, at 2 Highland Ave. He has pleaded not guilty to one count of intentional or knowing murder.
Bethea is expected to take the stand in his own defense Tuesday. He has claimed he acted in self-defense but will have to counter earlier testimony that Bethea started the fight with Durel.
Daniel Lane, 72, of Bangor, the father of Bethea’s girlfriend, testified Monday that when he returned home on Easter after being out of town, it appeared his house had been “slightly ransacked.” He said that there was hair in a bathroom sink and Bethea’s safe was missing from a closet.