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MOTION FILED TO MOVE ROANE COUNTY MURDER CASE BACK TO JUVENILE COURT

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A motion has been filed in Roane County court to move a teenager charged with the shooting death of a soldier back to juvenile court. The district attorney’s office announced back in mid-2017 that 15-year-old Jacob Kinney of Harriman would be charged in the 2016 shooting death of 23-year-old Marstratton Gordon. Gordon was on weekend deployment from Fort Campbell, Kentucky when the shooting happened. Officers say Kinney shot Gordon in the head with a .357 magnum after a fight broke out between Gordon and Kinney’s sister. Authorities say Kinney entered the hallway between his bedroom and his sister’s room, pointed the weapon at Gordon, and fired one round. The bullet hit Gordon in the left cheek, killing him. Kinney is charged with second-degree murder which would carry a sentence of 15 to 25 years. But a grand jury looked at the case and it believed there was probable cause for reckless homicide, which is a reduced charge and sentence of 2 to 4 years. The court could hear the motion to possibly move Kinney back to juvenile court on April 6.


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