Evidence of self-defense in stabbing

Recently found evidence shows MSU freshman Yanlin Li might have acted in self-defense when he reportedly stabbed three other students Sept. 13, 2012 during a street fight in Lansing, Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III said Thursday.

As of Thursday, Li was listed as a student in MSU’s online directory.

Dunnings said that Li, a Chinese international student, might have had trouble expressing himself to police “because of language barriers.”

Dunnings said the charges were dropped, and police will investigate further before any new charges are made.

East Lansing police Capt. Jeff Murphy previously said Li likely found where the students were going after a restaurant confrontation and came to assault them later that night.

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