Clash on Thanksgiving Turkey Ends in Slaying


A drunken row over seasoning a Thanksgiving turkey ended in the death of a 27-year-old man from a shotgun blast, police in Louisiana said.

Edward Hammond's mother-in-law's boyfriend James Alexander, 43, who had been arguing with him, shot Hammond once in the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police spokesman Don Kelly said both men apparently had been drinking. Police called the shooting self-defense and no charges were filed.

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