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KALISPELL — A Montana man has been acquitted in the deadly shooting of another man who was in a relationship with his ex-wife.

The Flathead Beacon reports the jury found 30-year-old Daniel Chance Blixt not guilty of murder Wednesday following a three-day trial in Polson.

Defense attorney Amanda Marvin says Blixt shot Matthew Darnell in self-defense.

Court documents say Blixt had met with his ex-wife in Pablo in February to give money for the care of their children.

The documents say the two got into an argument and Darnell started running toward Blixt.

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Marvin says Blixt "waited until the last possible moment to shoot."

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The newspaper was unable to reach the Lake County Attorney's Office for comment.

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Information from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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