Indian soldier claims self-defense in shooting

An Indian soldier who returned from the Iraqi war and complained of post-traumatic stress claimed self-defense for a fatal shooting in Las Vegas.

Matthew Sepi, 20, made a brief court appearance on Monday. His public defender said he should receive psychological treatment and not be put on trial for shooting a man on the street.

Sepi is Navajo from Winslow, Arizona. Six family members, including his mother, came from Arizona for the court hearing.

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