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Verdict: Acre-Kendall not guilty on all counts in St. Croix River stabbing


A jury found Levi Acre-Kendall not guilty on all counts related to the fatal stabbing of another angler on the St. Croix River last spring.

Acre-Kendall, 20, was charged with three crimes in connection with the death of 34-year-old Peter Kelly of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

On Monday morning, after beginning deliberations Saturday afternoon, the Wisconsin jury found Acre-Kendall, of Cambridge, Minnesota, not guilty on three counts.

  • First-degree reckless homicide: Not guilty.
  • Second-degree intentional homicide: Not guilty.
  • Second-degree reckless homicide: Not guilty

Here are some tweets from the courtroom Monday.

During closing arguments, and throughout the week-long trial, jurors have heard differing accounts of the confrontation.

The jury got the case around 2:30 p.m. Saturday after closing arguments were delivered in the morning.

Bill Hudson with WCCO and Lou Raguse with KARE 11 tweeted about extra security measures as the verdict neared.

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