A Bellingham man’s assault conviction is thrown out.
Kamuran Chabuk shot his neighbor Joshua Kiener in 2013.
Chabuk claimed it was self-defense, but a jury didn’t buy it, finding him guilty of assault last year.
The Bellingham Herald reports the trial judge ruled jurors were misled by two prosecution arguments and ordered a new trial.
The prosecutor plans to appeal that ruling, but if it’s upheld, he’ll get ready for a second trial.