The Herald Bulletin

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Cops, courts and fires

June 12, 2013

Trial begins for defendant accused of beating man with a bat

Nickson maintains the attack was in self-defense


“Our view is still that this was an incident of self-defense. It’s important for him to testify and get his side of the story out there,” Webb said.

Webb spent the later part of Tuesday hammering one of the state’s witnesses on details. McMichel described the timeline of the incident, and said he actually used the bat to break out the windows of Nickson’s car to try to keep him at the scene until police arrived.

Webb said he had a problem with a few points of McMichel’s testimony and said it’s reasonable to think McMichel was the one who actually brought the bat to the fight.

“I just hope the jury sees it that way,” Webb said.

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