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

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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.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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