Jury selection begins for man accused of killing girlfriend at Acadia National Park

Raymond Lester is facing murder charge for death of Nicole Mokeme in June of 2022
Raymond Lester
Published: Oct. 30, 2023 at 11:34 AM EDT
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ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - Jury selection is underway in the trial of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Acadia National Park by hitting her with a car.

35-year old Raymond Lester is charged with one count of intentional or knowing murder for the death of Nicole Mokeme.

Authorities say Lester hit and killed 35-year old Mokeme with his car on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

It happened in June of 2022.

About a month later, Lester was found in Mexico and brought back to Maine.

His trial is expected to begin on Wednesday.