Lander Murder Trial Underway

Submitted By: Michael Sevren, msevren@k2tv.com

Monday afternoon the jury was seated in the trial of a Shoshoni man accused of murder. 45-year old Shey Bruce is accused of killing Charles Laster with a beer bottle. Bruce is also charged with domestic violence and battery for allegedly assaulting Laster's wife. The crime happened on May 14th at the trailer home that all three shared, after an argument apparently turned to violence. 30 Fremont county residents were interviewed for possible jury selection. 12-plus... one alternate were chosen. The trial is expected to continue the rest of the week.