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Woman claims self-defense in murder trial

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Karla Chapman testified the stabbing of Jonathan Elliff was an act of self-defense. Karla Chapman testified the stabbing of Jonathan Elliff was an act of self-defense.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County woman took the stand in her own defense in a murder trial Wednesday morning.

43-year-old Karla Chapman stabbed Jonathan Elliff to death in a Hazel Green trailer almost four years ago. She testified Wednesday that the incident was an act of self-defense.

Prosecutors said the two were fighting over money. Defense attorneys said Elliff threatened to kill her and burn the trailer down.

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