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Retrial in murder case hinges on conflicting testimony

By Jazmine Ulloa - American-Statesman Staff

Prosecutors say Kaitlyn Ritcherson never told hospital employees or police investigators that she had been frightened or threatened the night she stabbed and killed university track star Fatima Barrie outside of a downtown club.

In opening statements of her retrial Tuesday, Ritcherson’s lawyers stuck to their original line of defense, portraying her as a helpless bystander who fought Barrie only out of fear for her own life.

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