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Defendant in NAU Shooting Set To Change Plea


A former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting on campus is scheduled to change his plea at a court hearing. 

It's unclear what plea Steven Jones will enter Thursday.

He was facing trial later this month on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. 

Jones has acknowledged firing the shots that killed a 20-year-old man in October 2015 and injuring three other students.

Jones has said he acted in self-defense. Prosecutors have painted Jones as the aggressor.

The shooting initially stoked fears of a mass shooting at the school in Flagstaff that has more than 25,000 students.


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