Rockville man acquitted in stabbing death

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A Parke County man has been acquitted Thursday of stabbing another man to death during a fight.

A jury found 40-year-old Dana Harris of Rockville not guilty.

He faced charges of aggravated battery, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

Police arrested Harris in June 2018 after police responded to a house and found 42-year-old Shane Skelton lying on the ground with a stab wound.

Skelton later died at a hospital.

The man’s estranged wife told authorities that Skelton had been in a fight with Harris inside the house.

Harris told police he had used a knife to defend himself, and the jury agreed.

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