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Man says he killed married couple in self-defense

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EVERETT, Wash. -

A man on trial for killing a married Washington couple says he committed the crime but denied that their deaths were cold-blooded executions, as prosecutors argue.
  
The Everett Herald reports John Reed told a jury Friday that he killed his Oso neighbors, Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, in 2016 in self-defense during a dispute.
  
Reed testified that Patenaude took a swing at him, spat at him and fell to the ground. Reed claims Patenaude went to her Land Rover and grabbed a revolver. Reed said Shunn had a gun, too.
  
Reed said he got hold of Shunn's weapon and opened fire following a struggle. He said he checked for pulses and both were dead.
  
Reed said he wanted to call 911 but panicked.
  
Reed faces life in prison if convicted.
  
Closing arguments are expected Tuesday.
  
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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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