- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of a Grants Pass man who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a neighbor in street altercation between their homes.

Kiley Hudson contends he was being choked from behind when he stabbed the neighbor in the back. In his appeal, Hudson said the trial judge was wrong to exclude as evidence computer-generated images that would have supported the plausibility of his self-defense claim.

The Appeals Court agreed the evidence should have been admitted and returned the case back to Josephine County.

Hudson was convicted of manslaughter in early 2013 after a jury said it couldn’t agree to a verdict on a murder charge.

The night before the killing, Hudson and neighbor Gary Salomon exchanged words after children kicked a ball onto Salomon’s lawn.


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