The Morrill man accused of killing the woman he lived with in July 2010 will be going on trial for murder in October, according to court documents.

The trial of 40-year-old Dennis Edgecomb is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 17 and could last through Friday, Oct. 28. Edgecomb, who is being charged with one count of murder, is accused of choking 42-year-old Pamela Green to death in the home they shared on July 20 of last year, according to court records.

Since his arrest last summer, court records show that Edgecomb has maintained that his actions were the result of his attempt to defend himself.

An affidavit prepared by Detective Scott Bryant of the Maine State Police reveals details of the events that reportedly led up to Green’s death.

According to what Edgecomb reportedly told police, he had called his mother between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 to talk about finding a new place for him to live the next day. Edgecomb said he needed to look for a new place to live because Green “was just not right in the head,” according to the affidavit.

When Green found out about his plan to move, Edgecomb told police, she became upset and said she wouldn’t let him use her vehicle to get to his job. Edgecomb said he could find another way to get to work, according to the affidavit, and he didn’t have to be at work until 1 p.m.

Edgecomb told police that Green then “came out swinging but had nothing in her hands.” He said he pushed her onto the couch and then held her down and choked her around the neck, using both hands.

Edgecomb told police he could not see Green’s face at that time because it was covered by a couch cushion.

“[Edgecomb] said he choked [Green] for a few minutes anyway,” the affidavit states. “He only stopped choking her when she stopped moving. He said she did not hit him and he was just blocking.”

Edgecomb provided police detectives with this information after he had been read his Miranda rights and had agreed to answer questions, according to the affidavit.

By Edgecomb’s account to a dispatcher at the Waldo County Regional Communications Center just after noon July 20, according to the affidavit, it was approximately 10 minutes between the time Green stopped breathing and when he made his 911 call.

In that call, according to the affidavit, Edgecomb said he had been attacked and that he had choked Green, and that he believed she was dead. He described her as “laying there blue and not breathing,” according to the affidavit.

Edgecomb told the dispatcher he had “defended himself, freaked out and choked [Green],” the affidavit reads. Edgecomb reportedly said more than once that he did not intend to kill Green, and that he did not want to go to jail. He also said he had tried CPR and that it had been unsuccessful.

Although Edgecomb reportedly told the dispatcher that he was going to leave the scene before emergency personnel responded and that he would turn himself in later, the affidavit indicates he was there when the first police officer arrived on scene about 10 minutes later.

The officer, Deputy Jim Porter of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, said he met Edgecomb at the door and that Edgecomb was on the phone. Edgecomb let Porter in, and Porter later said he saw a woman on the floor who appeared to be unconscious, with her shirt up. Porter then began to perform CPR on Green, according to the affidavit.

While Porter was performing CPR, he heard Edgecomb talking on the phone. Edgecomb reportedly told the person he was talking to that he and Green had been arguing, and that she had come at him. Edgecomb also reportedly told the person he tried to get Green to stop.

Porter said while he was performing CPR on Green, Edgecomb told him, “I lost it.” A Belfast Ambulance crew arrived on scene shortly thereafter, and pronounced Green dead.

An autopsy completed July 21 at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta revealed Green had sustained injuries “consistent with manual strangulation,” according to the affidavit.

Detective Matt Curtis of the Sheriff’s Office was also at the scene July 20, and he sat with Edgecomb for a time at the kitchen table. During that time, Edgecomb reportedly described and demonstrated how he, in what the affidavit identifies as his own words, “just didn’t stop.”

Edgecomb also reportedly told Curtis that he had called his mother and another individual and told them what he had done after having strangled Green. The affidavit indicates another caller to 911 shortly after noon said that her boss had received a call from Edgecomb, and that in that phone call Edgecomb had told his boss that he “just ‘murdered’ someone,” according to the affidavit.

Police have information about Green’s perspective on what happened just prior to her death from a text message that Green reportedly sent to a relative as the argument between she and Edgecomb escalated.

Sgt. Anna Love of the Maine State Police reported that Green’s relative had received a text message from her just after 11 a.m., and that the text message read, “he’s threatening to kill me right now, call and you can hear it.”

Edgecomb, who was 39 at the time of the incident, pleaded not guilty to the charge of intentional or knowing murder after a Waldo County Grand Jury indicted him on that charge in August 2010.

Edgecomb has been in custody at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset since last summer, and according to court records he is being held without bail.