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Murder suspect claims fatal shooting was self defense

07-12-2019


A man accused of murder in Callaway County claims he acted in self-defense. 47 year old Michael Hatfield of Readsville says he and 49 year old James Newsom were at Hatfield’s home on Wednesday when Newsom attacked him. He claims Newsom reached for a gun, so Hatfield shot him before passing out on the floor. He says when he woke up Newsom was dead. He’s charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

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