MAYVILLE – The trial involving a murder of a city man last summer continues in Mayville this week with the prosecution wrapping up its case on Tuesday.
The Jamestown Post-Journal reports District Attorney Patrick Swanson rested his case against 54 year old David Waggoner after calling his final witnesses to the stand.
Waggoner is accused of shooting 30-year-old William Michishima at 114 Livingston Ave. in Jamestown on July 24, 2018. Michishima was taken to an Erie hospital and died the following day. The incident is believed to have stemmed from a dispute over a motorcycle.
On Tuesday Swanson called witnesses to the stand who gave testimony into seeing the actual incident as it played out – acknowledging the two men were fighting before Michishima fell backward after a single shot from a gun was fired.
Waggoner is being defended by Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone, who says his client was defending himself during the incident with Michishima.
The trial will resume on Thursday with the defense making its case.