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Man Charged With Shooting One Man, Trying To Kill His Twin

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Monday marked day one of Michael Hamilton's trial. The 33-year-old is charged with shooting and killing Robert Marcyan, 49, and trying to kill his twin brother, Richard.

It happened in September 2012 at Hamilton's father's house on Wampler's Lake.


Adderol, marijuana and alcohol. In opening remarks, Assistant Prosecutor Doug Newton told the jury that's what Hamilton was on the day he allegedly killed Marcyan.

Newton said it's up to the jury to decide if that cocktail made Hamilton insane. "After you've decided if he committed the crime, the next thing that you as jurors have to do is decide if he's voluntarily intoxicated or involuntarily intoxicated."

Hamilton is charged with shooting Marcyan in the back of the head and then shooting at Marcyan's twin.

The brother's were at Hamilton's father's house that day to check out the deck. They were going to do some repair work on it. "I was looking at the water, talking to his dad on the phone about the deck, and I hear a bang and a boom. Oh my God, I put my phone in my pocket and I ran to my brother he's laying on the deck. Holy... he's bleeding," said Marcyan.

He said he didn't see Hamilton shoot his brother, but he said they were the only three people there. Marcyan said the gun fire didn't stop, so he ran for his life away from his dying brother.


"There's no more gun fire. I stopped. I was at the trunk of my brother's car and Michael was standing at the front of my brother's car," he remembers. "He's got the gun pointed at me, and he's smiling at me, pulling the trigger. Bang. Bang. Bang. There's no more bullets."

The trail is expected to continue Tuesday.


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