BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (KMSP) - The high-profile murder case involving a deadly stabbing on the St. Croix River in Polk County, Wisconsin returned to court Monday morning. Levi Acre-Kendall, 20, of Cambridge, Minn. is charged with stabbing Peter Kelly to death in a fight between fishing parties on the river back in April.
Monday marked the final motions hearing in the case. The big question that still remains is whether or not the audio recording of a 911 call will be played at the trial. Acre-Kendall’s defense attorney worries the recording could be prejudicial.
It became clear during Monday’s proceedings that Acre-Kendall is preparing to take the stand at his trial, arguing self-defense. Witness accounts vary on who was the aggressor that night.
The judge confirmed Monday that the jury will be selected from nearby Chippewa County, with concerns over a fair trial if a local Polk County jury were to be used.