- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) - A trial is getting underway for a Maine man accused of killing another man, withdrawing money from the victim’s bank account, driving the victim’s car and even convincing some that he was the dead man.

Opening statements were scheduled Wednesday after two days of jury selection in the murder trial of William Morse of Trenton.

Prosecutors say Morse killed 61-year-old Richard Bellittieri, whose remains were found in July 2013 near his Trenton home. An autopsy determined he’d been shot four times, including twice in the head.

Authorities say Morse had Bellittieri’s social security card, driver’s license, and bank cards. Morse’s lawyer has previously said there is no evidence that his client shot the victim.

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