BANGOR – The murder trial of an Ohio Street man accused of shooting a man on Second Street entered its second day on Wednesday with investigators and friends taking the stand.
A friend of accused murderer F “Frank” Daly, 31, took the stand, saying that Daly called frantically on Jan. 7, 2018 at 7:26 p.m., at 7:27 p.m. and at 7:29 p.m. He wanted to know where Israel “Izzy” Lewis lived.
Daly is charged with shooting Lewis, 51, on that day in Lewis’ boarding house room on Second Street.
Lewis’ friend testified she was sleeping, which is why she didn’t answer the first two calls that evening.
When she did pick up the phone, at 7:29 p.m., Daly was on the other end.
“He asked me where it was that Izzy lived. I said, ’40 Second Street,'” the woman testified.
Daly also left a voice mail on her cellphone, asking the same question. The recording was played for the jury.
The woman said she had slept with Daly back in 2017, and that she also knew Lewis, who at one point dated her mother.
Lewis’ girlfriend testified Tuesday she discovered his body three days later laying on the floor of his room with two gunshot wounds.
Former Bangor police Detective Larry Morrill said Wednesday he collected two 9mm bullet casings from Lewis’ room and also took at least six swabs of what was determined to be blood.
Detective Steve Pelletier collected video surveillance images from Leadbetter’s convenience store, Harvey Real Estate, the now-closed O’Donnel’s Sub & Deli and 30 Ohio St., which is where Daly lived at the time.
Detective Jeremy Brock compiled a 52-clip video of the images, and much of Wednesday afternoon was spent with him explaining who he believes is seen in the videos.
A store clerk testified Daly was in the store twice that evening. The videos show the first time was around 6:45 p.m. where he is wearing jeans and a gray hoodie and again just before 10 p.m., this time Daly is wearing an orange hoodie and black pants.
Daly’s ex-girlfriend, who according to opening statements told detectives Daly confessed to the crime and also told them where the hidden gun could be found, is expected to testify Thursday.
In July, the defense team tried unsuccessfully to have the testimony of Daly’s ex thrown out.