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A teammate is charged with killing an athlete at a Christian university

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a college wrestler in Kentucky was killed by a teammate at a private Christian university. Police say 18-year-old Josiah Kilman was pronounced dead at a hospital after officers were called early Saturday to Campbellsville University in central Kentucky. The freshman from Columbia Falls, Montana, was found unresponsive in his dorm room. A campus lockdown was lifted that evening after the arrest of 21-year-old sophomore Charles Escalera, of Moore, Oklahoma. Escalera is charged with murder and second-degree burglary. His attorney hasn’t commented to the AP. An autopsy concluded Kilman was strangled. A motive remains undetermined.

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