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Minot woman on trial for murder testifies in own defense

October 10, 2018

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot woman on trial for allegedly killing a man a year ago testified in her own defense, saying she fired three times to protect herself.

Thirty-nine-year-old Kommika Gregory is accused of killing 58-year-old Ronald Thompson on Nov. 16, 2017, at a Minot residence. Police have said Thompson tried to intervene in a dispute between Gregory and her ex-boyfriend.

Gregory took the stand Tuesday and said Thompson had blocked her path, threatened to shoot her, shoved her, and kept coming after her.

Gregory faces a murder charge that could land her in prison for life without parole if she’s convicted.

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