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Judge Rules Stamford Man Acted In Self Defense In 2011 Fatal Stabbing

A Stamford Judge ruled a local man was acting in self defense when he stabbed a 16-year-old during an altercation in 2011.
A Stamford Judge ruled a local man was acting in self defense when he stabbed a 16-year-old during an altercation in 2011. Photo Credit: Flickr user Chris Potter

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford Superior Court judge ruled a local man was acting in self defense when he fatally stabbed a 16-year-old who was threatening to beat him with a brick, according to TheHour.com.

Judge Richard Comerford ruled that Rayon Hines, 35, was not guilty because he was justified in his actions when he stabbed Romario Marchant after a soccer match at Michael F. Lione Park in 2011, TheHour.com reported.

Hines had been charged with first-degree manslaughter.

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