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Man accused of using MMA move to kill friend headed to trial

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 18 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 18 2013 10:23:17 PM CDT

A New Jersey man accused of strangling his friend during a fight in Monroe County is now facing a homicide trial.

A New Jersey man accused of strangling his friend during a fight in Monroe County is now facing a homicide trial.

Charles Derr of East Hanover was in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

A homicide charge against Derr was held for court but drug charges were dropped.

Police say Derr killed his friend, Matthew Stilwell, by the use of a martial arts move known as "a rear naked choke hold."