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Defense: Auburn player killed at party also fired
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. — A man charged with killing an Auburn University football player opened fire because the athlete also was shooting a gun during a party, a defense lawyer said Monday. Markhale Hart, 22, was defending himself when 18-year-old Jakell Mitchell was shot to death in Auburn last month, said Mark Allen Treadwell, an attorney for Hart. "It was absolutely self-defense," he said in an interview after a hearing on Hart's probation status.