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Guilty verdict in Bellingham self defense case overturned

Guilty verdict in Bellingham self defense case overturned

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A Bellingham man’s assault conviction is thrown out.

Kamuran Chabuk shot his neighbor Joshua Kiener in 2013.

Kiener survived.

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.

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