Lawyer: Man in Tennessee bar stabbing acted in self-defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man accused of fatally stabbing two people at a bar and wounding another acted in self-defense, his lawyer says.

Defense attorney Justin Johnson told The Tennessean that a review of the limited available evidence in the case shows 23-year-old Michael Mosley was defending himself. Mosley is charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide in the Dec. 21 deaths of Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, and wounding of a third man identified as a 21-year-old University of Tennessee student.

All three were graduates of Battle Ground Academy, an independent college preparatory school in Franklin. Beathard was the brother of NFL quarterback C.J. Beathard. He was majoring in sports management at Long Island University, according to the newspaper. He was also the brother of musician Tucker Beathard, son of country music songwriter Casey Beathard and grandson

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