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Man accused of killing guard says he was defending himself

Man accused of killing guard says he was defending himself



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(KSL News) A man accused of shooting and killing a truck stop security guard in Salt Lake City last year says he was only defending himself. The shooting happened on Dec. 26 at the Sapp Brothers truck stop in Salt Lake City.

Roger Malcolm appeared in court yesterday to hear the testimony against him before being bound over for trial.

He is facing murder charges in the death of Verne Jenkins, who witnesses say was shot in the throat as he tried to escort Malcolm off the premises of the business he was guarding.

A police officer involved in Malcolm's arrest said he claimed he was "only defending himself" and that he "had a right to have a gun."

The Salt Lake Tribune reports another witness claimed Malcolm admitted to the shooting and said he did it because Jenkins hit him.

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