Self-defense claimed in killing of Pa. 11th grader

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - November 1, 2011

The attorney for Falandez James says James killed 17-year-old Carron London in self-defense after the teen's gun misfired during a confrontation outside a Coatesville gas station in June 2010.

Prosecutors say London tried to fire at James after being shot. London was a student at Coatesville High School.

James is charged with first- and third-degree murder in the killing and could face life in prison if convicted.

The trial in Chester County court is expected to last through the end of the week.

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