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July 29, 2013 5:51 PM

Murder trial begins for Lexington man; he claims self-defense in 2010 beating death

Testimony began Monday in the trial of Patrick Deon Ragland, 40, who is accused of murder in the beating death of Kerry "Sam" Mitchell. Mitchell, 35, was found dead in a closet with a strap around his neck in his North Limestone apartment on Dec. 28, 2010.

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