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California filmmaker shot over shrubbery argument

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A California filmmaker known for rescuing kids from Romanian orphanages in the 1990's was shot and killed Thursday after an apparent dispute over shrubbery, police said.
John Charles Upton Jr., 56, was found dead on a dirt path Thursday, near his home in Encinitas California, The Associated Press reports.
His neighbor Michael Vilkin admitted to shooting Upton, but claims that it was in self defense, Mail Online reports.
Vilkin said that he brought a gun with him, while he was trimming Upton's hedges that reached into his property because of past disputes, Mail Online reports.
Upton came out to talk to Vilkin about the foilage and pulled a gun on him, Vilkin said, the Associated Press reports.
Upton was known for his work in getting Romanian orphans to America for medical care and adoption after finding out about the bad conditions the children had to go through, the Associated Press reports.

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