Lobster War Trial Continues 

(AP) – The shooting trial of a Maine lobsterman from last summer’s so-called “lobster wars” is revealing the system of frontier justice that permeates Maine’s lobster industry. Sixty-eight-year-old Vance Bunker is charged with two counts of elevated aggravated assault in the shooting last July of a fellow lobsterman in a feud over fishing territory. Testimony has revealed details about cut fishing lines, threats and a pepper-spray attack. Bunker is accused of shooting fellow lobsterman Christopher Young in the neck during a confrontation on a wharf on remote Matinicus Island. Young survived the alleged attack. A witness testified that an AK-47 assault rifle, 270 rounds of ammunition and a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol were in Bunker’s pickup truck when Young was shot with a .22-caliber handgun.