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Stabbing Retrial

Stabbing Retrial

POSTED: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:53am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:26pm

Alamogordo, NM (AP) - A retrial has begun for a registered nurse accused of battery with a deadly weapon in an Alamogordo bar stabbing.

James King is accused of stabbing Javier Pacheco at the Palm Side Lounge on Jan. 24, 2008. Pacheco's spinal cord was severed and he now uses a wheelchair.

A state District Court jury hung on five charges in the first trial but convicted King of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

Prosecutors say King should have walked away from a confrontation with Pacheco, while King's attorneys are calling the stabbing a case of self defense.

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