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May 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Japanese exchange student fatally shot by a Baton Rouge, La., homeowner who had ordered him to "freeze" spoke only spotty English, a witness testified at the opening of a trial. Rodney Peairs, 31, is on trial for shooting 16-year-old Yoshi Hattori after the boy knocked on Peairs' door while looking for a Halloween party last October. Peairs has said he thought the boy was an intruder.
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