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18 year old man accused of killing a man from Finley is charged

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An 18-year-old accused of punching a man as he tried to break up a party near Spokane was charged with second-degree murder after the man died.

Treven Lewis is held on $500,000 bail, and The Spokesman-Review reports his next court date is Tuesday in Spokane.

 Authorities say Frank James Motta had been asked to keep an eye on a neighbor's house while she was out of town.

Her teenager was having a party March 10 and Motta was trying to break it up when he was fatally injured.

Lewis says he punched Motta to protect his pregnant girlfriend.

The 65-year-old Motta died March 15.

He was a Vietnam War veteran and was a principal of River View High School from 1982 to 1984.

He recently worked as a patient advocate at Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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