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CEDAR CITY -- An Iron County man accused in a double murder said he shot the victims in self-defense.
The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting Martin Nelson testified in court Thursday he shot Derek Davis and Chad Grijalva in 2007 because they were attacking him and he feared they would beat him to death.
According to the paper, when asked why he didn't call police after the shootings, Nelson claimed it was because he was on probation and feared arrest.
The bodies of Davis and Grijalva were found buried in a shallow grave on his property.