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Hearing Held For Man Charged In Fatal Fishing Dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A hearing will be held in Polk County, Wisconsin for a young man accused of stabbing a fisherman to death earlier this year.

Levi Acre-Kendall is accused of killing Peter Kelly last April. The two were fishing on opposite sides of the St. Croix River when police said they started yelling at each other.

That confrontation led to Kelly driving to the Wisconsin side, where police said Acre-Kendall stabbed him.

Acre-Kendall has pleaded not guilty to first-degree reckless homicide. His attorneys argue he was acting in self-defense.

At a hearing over the summer, the judge ruled that a jury will be selected from outside of Polk County.

Monday's hearing is a motion hearing leading up to the trial, which is scheduled to begin on Dec. 7, 2015.

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