Jen Lynds | BDN

HOULTON, Maine — Greed and drugs motivated a Massachusetts man to gun down an Oakfield resident in his car two years ago after a drug-related robbery in Sherman, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The first day of the trial of Marcus Asante, 23, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on charges of intentional or knowing murder and robbery began Tuesday morning in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton.

Asante is accused of fatally shooting Douglas Morin Jr., 31, on Oct. 16, 2016. Prosecutors allege that Asante is the one who pulled the trigger as Morin Jr. sat in his Lincoln Town Car on the PD Road in Sherman. Two other individuals, Tia Leigh Ludwick, 24, and Darin Goulding, 32, both of Leominster, Massachusetts, also were implicated in the crime.

Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber told jurors Tuesday that friends of Morin found him slumped in his car with nine gunshot wounds a short time after the murder.

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