Minnesota Man Acquitted in Fatal Stabbing Case
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been acquitted in the stabbing death of a Wisconsin fisherman during a confrontation along the St. Croix River.
A jury in Polk County on Monday found 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 of St. Croix Falls. He was fatally stabbed during a confrontation with Acre-Kendall and his three friends last April.
The 20-year-old Acre-Kendall testified he acted in self-defense when he fatally stabbed Kelly as Kelly tried to drag him from a vehicle. Prosecutors contended Acre-Kendall overreacted to the perceived threat Kelly posed.