Elk River Man Sentenced for Deadly Punch Outside Bar

Updated: 11/16/2012 10:52 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

A man convicted of fatally punching a man outside a bar in St. Louis County has been sentenced to a maximum 18 years in prison.
    
Paul Welle knocked Dale Anderson onto a concrete slab outside the Powerhouse Bar in Proctor last November.

Testimony at trial indicated Anderson was trying to protect a woman from Welle's unwanted advances.
    
A jury in September found the 33-year-old Elk River man guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Welle ran from the scene of the crime, then told investigators Anderson attacked him first and that he was defending himself.
    
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