ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The man accused of shooting three men outside of his Lamoine home in March was denied bail in Hancock Superior Court Monday.
Michael Carter, 30, of Lamoine, has been charged with murder, two counts of assault, and illegal possession of a firearm.
Police say Carter murdered 32-year-old Randy Sinclar, and injured his friends, Joshua McKinney and Torrey Garland.
Until Monday, police and prosecutors have remained tight-lipped about the evidence leading to the charges.
Court documents state that the men went to Carter's home at 4 a.m. on March 11 to settle an argument over a paint job.
According to witnesses, Carter came out of his home shooting as soon as the men started getting out of their car.
In the bail hearing, Carter's attorney began to lay the groundwork for a self-defense theory of the case, eliciting testimony about threats he received from McKinney leading up to the shooting.
For the first time, Garland is speaking out about the shooting.
"He executed one person, he tried to kill me, shot me in the chest, shot at me again and I heard the bullet whiz past my head," Garland said. "So if you ask me, the self-defense was out the window."
Court documents also state that Carter initially blamed the shooting on his girlfriend, Tacy Mullins.
Mullins also told police she committed the shootings.
Carter only confessed to the shootings after police confronted him with phyiscal evidence, according to court documents.
Police say he told them: "I lost control on Randy. I'm gonna pay for it. The evidence will show it."