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Sioux Falls teenager on trial in killing of teen after chase

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls teenager accused of killing another teen after a car chase is on trial in adult court. Conner Hanson is charged with murder in the January 2015 killing of 18-year-old Anthony Gabriel. Hanson was 17 at the time. D...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - A Sioux Falls teenager accused of killing another teen after a car chase is on trial in adult court.

Conner Hanson is charged with murder in the January 2015 killing of 18-year-old Anthony Gabriel. Hanson was 17 at the time.

Defense attorney Jeff Larson told jurors during opening statements Thursday that Gabriel was the aggressor in the incident and that Hanson was defending himself.

Prosecutor Randy Sample said Hanson and a co-defendant put on bandannas before Gabriel was shot, and said "you don't mask up to commit self-defense."

Co-defendant Robert Montes earlier pleaded guilty to being an accessory and agreed to testify against Hanson, in return for prosecutors dropping murder and manslaughter charges.

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