MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An Attleboro man charged with shooting another man in a jealous rage inside his girlfriend's Mansfield apartment is scheduled to go on trial.

The Sun Chronicle ( ) reports that the manslaughter trial of 23-year-old Tyerell Charles is expected to start Monday.

Charles is charged with fatally shooting 22-year-old Aderito Cardoso of Brockton in January 2011.

Prosecutors say Charles was angry after finding Cardoso and another man he did not know in his girlfriend's apartment in the early morning hours.

Charles' lawyer says his client feared his girlfriend was being sexually assaulted and Cardoso was the aggressor. The attorney says Cardoso pulled a gun and shot Charles first, before Charles wrested the weapon away and shot Cardoso. Charles called 911 after the shooting.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle,