Nelson Takes Stand in Anson Murder Trial

SKOWHEGAN - The Norridgewalk man on trial for murder in Skowhegan, took the stand in his own defense today, as testimony drew to a close.

41 year-old Robert Nelson is accused of shooting 60 year-old Everett Cameron of North Anson to death on Halloween three years ago.

On the stand in Somerset County Superior Court, Nelson said he often bought prescription pills from Cameron, saw Cameron the day of his death, but denied killing him. Prosecutors have pointed to gunpowder residue on Nelson's hands, and Nelson's vehicle spotted near Cameron's that October 31st, as the evidence needed to convict.

Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow morning, then Justice John Nivison will begin deciding Nelson's fate. Nelson opted for a bench trial, which means there has been no jury. 

Lindsey Mills


Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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