Jury selection under way in Billings murder trial
Jury selection is under way in the trial of Billings man accused of fatally shooting his friend.
Jeffery Todd Guy says he acted in self-defense when he shot 44-year-old Scott Warren "Frog" Maxson at least a dozen times on March 20, 2011.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/WOCyVy ) Guy's attorneys are expected to argue that Maxson threatened Guy with a sword after the longtime friends argued over Guy's past work as a drug informant.
The 44-year-old Guy is charged with deliberate homicide and felony tampering. Prosecutors say Guy dragged Maxson's body out of his home and threw the shell casings into a fire.
Jury selection in the case began Tuesday and is expected to continue on Wednesday, followed by opening statements when the panel is selected.
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