Williston, ND (KEYZ) The Williston murder trial of 28-year- old Alex Eggleston, is underway. Eggleston stands accused of shooting a man to death in the summer of 2017 outside of the Motel Super 8 near the Million Dollar Way. The defense got things going by not disputing that Eggleston shot 43-year-old Vance Neset to death that hit July evening, but that he had done so out of fear of his life.
Prosecutor Nathan Madden paints quite a different story however; telling the court that Neset, was in a walking cast at the time, and Eggleston could have much easier and quickly retreated than the victim could have advanced on him. Madden admitted that Neset did shove Eggleston in an effort to get him to leave the area, but then Eggleston fired five shots from his Beretta striking the victim four times. Still the defense says there is surveillance video backing up the self defense argument. The trial is expected to last until the end of the month.