A man accused of murder in Callaway County claims he acted in self-defense.
47 year old Michael Hatfield of Readsville says he and 49 year old James Newsom were at Hatfield’s home on Wednesday when Newsom attacked him.
He claims Newsom reached for a gun, so Hatfield shot him before passing out on the floor. He says when he woke up, Newsom was dead.
He’s charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.