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Nashville stabbing suspect indicted on first-degree murder

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Posted at 9:18 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 08:28:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A suspect accused in a triple stabbing that killed two in Midtown Nashville has been indicted on multiple counts, including first-degree murder.

A Davidson County Grand Jury indicted Michael Mosley on counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and assault.

Mosley is accused of stabbing Clay Beathard and Paul Trapeni III to death and injuring A.J. Bethurum outside the Dogwood Bar in Nashville on December 21.

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Clayton Beathard and Paul Trapeni III (pictured left to right)

Police later arrested Mosley on Christmas Day.

Prosecutors said the attack was entirely unjustified. However, Mosley said he acted in self-defense.