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Lawyer: Fall River woman acted in self-defense in stabbing

August 21, 2015

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Fall River woman charged with fatally stabbing a man who had argued with her daughter over a $50 debt said in court that his client acted in self-defense.

Adrienne Brown is charged with murder in the May 30 death of 53-year-old Brian Jones.

The 37-year-old Brown pleaded not guilty Friday at her Superior Court arraignment and was held on $250,000 bail.

The Herald News reports that Brown’s attorney told the judge that his client has a “very triable self-defense case.”

The defense attorney said Jones threatened Brown’s daughter then confronted Brown while holding a beer bottle.

Prosecutors disputed that, noting that all but one witness said Jones was unarmed and did not threaten Brown.

Brown had been held on $500,000 bail after her district court arraignment.

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Information from: The (Fall River, Mass.) Herald News, http://www.heraldnews.com

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