Man Acquitted in Fatal St. Croix River Stabbing

A Minnesota man has been acquitted in the fatal stabbing of a Wisconsin fisherman following a confrontation along the St. Croix River. 

A jury in Polk County found 20-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall not guilty of second-degree intentional homicide and first and second-degree reckless homicide in the death of 34-year-old Peter Kelly.  

Kelly was stabbed to death during a confrontation with Acre-Kendall and three of his friends last April. 

Acre-Kendall testified that he acted in self-defense when he stabbed Kelly as Kelly was trying to drag him from a vehicle. 

Prosecutors contended that Acre-Kendall overreacted to the the perceived threat. 

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