Trial begins for Hampstead man accused of 2015 murder

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Dennis Westberg (Photo: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A jury selection is underway in the trial of a Hampstead man charged with murder.

Dennis Westberg is accused of shooting and killing Larry Joshua Goodson.

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The shooting happened in June 2015 in the 400 block of Moores Landing Road.

Westberg called 911 and told the operator Goodson was threatening him. Investigators say it appears the two had been drinking together in the home the night before.