A lawyer for a Tennessee man accused of fatally stabbing two people at a bar and wounding another says evidence shows his client acted in self-defense.

Defense attorney Justin Johnson tells The Tennessean that a review of the limited evidence in the case shows 23-year-old Michael Mosley was defending himself.

Mosley is charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide in December. 21 incident.

Nashville police have said Mosley made an "unwanted advancement" toward a female friend of the victims, and an argument between the groups turned physical.

Johnson says more evidence is expected to be shared at a preliminary hearing on Jan. 7.