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Published March 15, 2012, 06:16 PM

Man accused of West Acres Cinema shooting takes the stand

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The future of a Dilworth man accused of attempted murder-now rests in the hands of a jury. Today, Felipe Estrada testified in his own defense.

The future of a Dilworth man accused of attempted murder-now rests in the hands of a jury. Today, Felipe Estrada testified in his own defense.

Estrada says he was scared for his life when he shot Juan Carlos Garza multiple times on June 5th outside West Acres Cinema. The two men were involved with the same woman. DeShawn Stodola is Estrada's ex-girlfriend and she's Garza's ex-wife.

Estrada testified today that DeShawn asked him to meet her at the theatre, but didn't tell him why. While in the parking lot, he saw DeShawn pull up in a van with Garza. He said Garza got out, threatened him. He also said he saw Garza with a gun. Through a translator, Estrada said he got scared and retrieved his own gun out of his truck.

Felipe Estrada – Accused of Attempted Murder: “Somebody tried to pull me back, I kicked them and I grabbed it and I put the magazine and I turned around.”

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