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Miguel Ranjel Trial Continues

WILMINGTON -- The attempted murder trial of Miguel Ranjel continued in court Wednesday, as the alleged victim and other witnesses for the prosecution took the stand.

Ranjel, an illegal immigrant, is charged with shooting Michael Harrell in the stomach and arm at the Carolina Cantina restaurant last December.

Wednesday, Harrell told the jury that the night of the shooting, Ranjel left the restaurant, then came back with a gun and shot him outside the restaurant.

Ranjel's lawyer maintained that her client was not guilty of attempted murder, and that he fired his gun in self defense.

Ranjel is expected to testify in his own defense.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer

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