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Jury selection canceled in Joseph Sagdal matter

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Could parties strike a deal at the last minute? Jury selection for Joseph Sagdal should've started today, but was canceled. According to defense attorney David Lujan, this was "to give parties a chance to reach an agreement."

Sagdal is the shooting instructor charged in a double homicide in Harmon this time last year.

He has asserted self-defense in this case.

As reported, Sagdal told investigators he was hit in the face with a slingshot for unknown reasons.

That's when he says he followed his attackers and shot at them multiple times.

Both victims, Brokey Thomaso and AV Mwarecheong, died from gunshot wounds.

Court documents show Sagdal made a written statement to police admitting "I felt as though I shouldn't have used my gun in this situation, but I was afraid for my life. I regret not resolving this another way."

Should he go to trial, defense's witness list shows he won't be taking the stand.

They do, however, anticipate calling on the court's clinical psychologist, Dr. Juan Rapadas, to testify.

Jury selection is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday afternoon.

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