- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Jurors in northwest Wisconsin have reached a verdict in the case against a Minnesota man who said he acted in self-defense when he fatally stabbed a fisherman along the St. Croix River.

A jury in Polk County resumed deliberations Monday, the third day of discussions. It reached a verdict that was to be read Monday morning.

Twenty-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall, of Cambridge, Minnesota, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, second-degree intentional homicide and second-degree reckless homicide. Acre-Kendall testified he stabbed 34-year-old Peter Kelly, of St. Croix Falls, last April because he feared for his life when Kelly pursued him during a confrontation.

Prosecutors contend Acre-Kendall overreacted to the perceived threat posed by Kelly.

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