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.