- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man accused of killing his roommate says he was in fear for his life when he pulled the trigger.

Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Hampton is on trial in the June 2014 death of 28-year-old Randall Doehner, his cousin. He could face life in prison if convicted of murder. WDAY-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1KiuuDS ) he testified in his own defense Monday.

Hampton said tensions began to surface when he asked Doehner to move out because of poor behavior and lack of help paying bills. Hampton said he suspected his cousin of trying to poison him.

Medical tests found no poison but did find drugs in Hampton’s system.

A pathologist who testified earlier in the trial said evidence indicated Doehner was shot in the back and the head from more than two feet away.


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