KENNEWICK, Wash. –A
possible self-defense argument is emerging in a Tri-Cities murder trial.
A forensic pathologist
Monday told jurors Franklin Palmer had methamphetamine and amphetamine in
his system when he died of three gunshots.
Scott Johnson suggests Scantling may have acted in self-defense when he shot
Palmer last March in the Kennewick home of Ann Krebs.
Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller says Scantling planned and carried
out the murder because he was jealous of Palmer's relationship with Krebs, his
ex-fiancé. Krebs and Scantling have two children, who were in the home when
Palmer was shot.