MAYVILLE – The trial involving a murder of a city man last summer continued in Mayville Thursday with the defense calling its witnesses to the stand.
The case involves a charge of 2nd degree murder against 54-year-old David Waggoner, who 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. Waggoner is being defended by Public Defender Ned Barone.
According to the Post-Journal, the Defense is making an argument that Waggoner was justified in his actions, which were in response to Michishima’s aggression.
Barone reportedly called numerous witnesses to the stand Thursday ranging from law enforcement officers to individuals who knew Michishima in an effort to establish that Waggoner had knowledge of Michichima’s alleged propensity for violence.
The trial continues Friday in county court.