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Florida man killed in ax attack; family says dispute began over scratch-off tickets and money

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(WESH, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A Florida man is in custody after allegedly murdering his friend with an ax.

"I was defending myself," suspect Joseph Robinson said after his initial court appearance.

The victim was identified as John Henry Stubbs, 69.

The father of 11 was killed in what investigators said was a gruesome act involving an ax.

"It's a shock. We're still trying to cope with it and deal with the situation right now," said Michelle Johnson, the victim's niece.

Witnesses and family members told investigators that an altercation over scratch-off tickets and money led to the attack.

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