The trial is set to begin Monday in the case of a Massachusetts man charged with murder in the stabbing and dismembering of his brother.
The Telegram & Gazette reports an attorney for 68-year-old Michael Dowjat said during a pretrial hearing Tuesday his client acted in self-defense. Prosecutors say the relationship between the brothers had deteriorated after Dowjat was left out of their father's will.
The body of his 59-year-old brother, David Alan, was found inside a 1960s-style bomb shelter beneath his Rutland home in June 2014.
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Prosecutors say Alan was stabbed more than 70 times, and his head, arms, and legs were severed.
Dowjat has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder.