Weather Forecast

Luis Candelaria

Man arraigned in summer homicide will plead self-defense, attorney says

Email News Alerts

A Park Rapids man charged with killing his best friend in a drunken fight July 3 will plead self-defense, his attorney said Monday.

Public defender Jennifer Nelson announced to the court her client, Luis Candelaria, was defending himself from an attack when he punched Richard Alan Hoskins, 41 on his front lawn, killing Hoskins.


Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364