BANGOR – Prosecutors and a defense team are selecting a jury to hear the case of a local man accused of taking the life of another resident.
F “Frank” Daly is accused of shooting Israel “Izzy” Lewis in his Second Street apartment on Jan. 7, 2018.
“We’re doing jury selection on the F. Daly case and we’re supposed to start the trial on Monday,” said Kaylee Folster, who is representing Daly along with attorney Jeffrey Silverstein.
His defense attorneys have said previously the case is based solely on circumstantial evidence. Both Daly and Lewis are originally from Massachusetts but have lived in Bangor for years.
Court documents reveal that Lewis’ body was found by his girlfriend three days after the shooting. The state medical examiner determined he died after being shot twice, once in the head and once in the torso.
After talking with Daly’s ex-girlfriend, detectives discovered what they believe is the murder weapon – a 9 mm handgun – hidden in the ceiling of his Ohio Street apartment.
In July, the defense tried unsuccessfully to have her statements suppressed.
The affidavit states Daly was upset about Lewis talking behind his back.
Assistant Attorney General John Alsop and Leane Zainea were originally assigned to prosecute the case, but Alsop has since retired delaying the trial for several months. Zainea and Lisa Bogue, the newest assistant attorney general for the state, are now handling the case.
If convicted of murder, Daly faces 25 years to life in prison.
He has been held without bail since his Jan. 27, 2018 arrest.