Sheffield Man On Trial For Father’s Murder
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.