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Sheffield Man On Trial For Father’s Murder

Photo of the murder scene (May 2011/WHNT)

Photo of the murder scene (May 2011/WHNT)

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The trial of a Sheffield man accused of murdering his father began Monday morning.

Brian Lansing Martin, 32, is on trial for the May 2011 shooting death of Donice Scott.

A Colbert County grand jury indicted Martin over a year later.  Investigators say Martin shot and killed Scott during an alleged argument between the father and son.

Attorneys for Martin say the shooting was in self-defense.  They say they plan to prove that in court.

Jury selection began Monday morning.  Opening statements should take place Tuesday.