WATERLOO, Iowa --- A Waterloo man charged in a beating death may argue he was defending his friends when the case goes to trial.
Attorneys for Paris Akeem Anding, 20, notified the court that he intends to rely on a defense-of-others argument. No other details were given.
Charged with second-degree murder, Anding is represented by Jill Eimermann and Steven Addington of the State Public Defender's Office.
Trial is tentatively set for March.
He remains at the Black Hawk County Jail with bond set at $510,000 for the murder charge and a misdemeanor assault charge that stems from an unrelated incident where he's accused of punching a person with brass knuckles.
Police said Anding and others went to a house on Cottage Street on Aug. 19. A fight broke out, and 19-year-old Marcellus Andrews was struck in the head with a baseball bat and fell unconscious, police said. He died about three days later at a hospital.