Closing arguments are rescheduled for Thursday in the murder trial of Alexander Pring-Wilson. He's the Colorado College graduate accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Michael Colono during a fight in Cambridge, Massachusetts last year.
The delay was needed because defense lawyers and prosecutors are
hashing out what lesser charges the jury will be allowed to consider. Neither side is saying whether the judge will allow jurors to consider manslaughter.
Tuesday when Pring-Wilson was on the stand, he said police originally told him he would be charged with manslaughter. He also testified that he flailed a hunting knife over his head in self-defense. The prosecution has contended that Pring-Wilson was on his feet and facing Colono at the time.
Pring-Wilson is a 2000 graduate of Colorado College in Colorado
Springs and the son of two prominent Colorado attorneys. If convicted of first-degree murder, he faces an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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