Man accused of killing neighbor claims self defense

October 12, 2010 6:57:47 AM PDT
A University Park man claims he acted in self defense when he allegedly shot and killed his neighbor whose puppy relieved himself on his lawn.

This week a Will County judge reduced Charles Clements' bail from $3 million to $750,000.

Clements' attorney filed a summary claiming 23-year-old Joshua Funches swore at Clements' wife and later returned with his dog, which he released into Clements' yard. Clements' attorney contends his client took the action as a taunt.

Prosecutors have contradicted Clements' story.