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Regina man found not guilty of murdering brother
Published Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:10PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:54PM CST
A jury has found a Regina man not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his brother.
Jurors in the trial of Steven Pascal spent six hours deliberating before reaching the verdict Thursday night.
Pascal was charged in the May 2015 death of his brother, 22-year-old Trent Pascal of Regina.
Witnesses earlier testified Trent was chasing Steven down the street with a machete, when he dropped the weapon and the two brothers got into a fistfight.
Court heard Trent was winning the fight when Steven pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed his brother. Trent died in hospital.
During closing arguments Wednesday, a lawyer for the accused said his client acted in self-defence.
However, the Crown argued Steven wasn’t acting in self-defence because Trent had put down the weapon.