BANGOR — After deliberating Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, a Bangor jury has found Rayshaun Moore guilty of killing a man in February of last year.
Closing arguments were heard Monday from both sides on the sixth day of Moore’s murder trial.
Moore is charged with murder in connection with the February 2020 killing of 25-year-old Demetrius Snow in Bangor’s Half Acre Nightclub parking lot.
The state said 36-year-old Moore stabbed Snow with a knife, reexamined the evidence and explained the witnesses’ points in their testimonies.
“The evidence, in this case, is what led the police to Rayshaun Moore,” said Assistant Attorney General Lisa Bogue, the prosecutor.
The defense argued another man is responsible for killing Snow.
“It’s our position to meet upon Rayshaun Moore not guilty because he didn’t do murder, he didn’t do manslaughter. He is not the one that stabbed Demetrius Snow in the heart,” said Hunter Tzovarras, Moore’s defense attorney.
The prosecutor said the defense made up a story to cover Moore.
“Rayshaun Moore brought a knife to Half Acre. Rayshaun Moore sees Demetrius Snow, and you saw what he does when he sees Demetrius Snow. He’s locking his bike, he lets go of his bike, he reaches, he motions, and he walks directly towards him,” Bogue said.
Moore chose not to take the stand, but the defense had one witness testify Monday who was in a relationship with the man the defense is accusing at the time of the murder.
She claimed he had blood on him when he got into her car that night in the Half Acre parking lot.
Evidence presented by the state showed a third person’s DNA on the knife, and Tzovarras questioned that in his closing argument.
“Rayshaun’s DNA is on the knife, and that makes sense because it was his knife,” Tzovarras said. “We’re not saying Mr. Moore didn’t touch that knife that night, so it makes sense that Rayshaun’s DNA would be on the knife. It makes sense Demetrius’s DNA would be on the knife, but there’s someone else’s DNA.”