A Roane County judge has thrown out a reckless homicide charge against a teenager. Court officials say Jacob Kinney was 15 when he shot and killed 23-year-old Marstratton Gordon back in August 2016.
Officers say Kinney shot Gordon in the head with a .357 magnum after a fight broke out between Gordon and his girlfriend, Kinney’s sister, at a home on Byrd Street.
Kinney was originally charged with second-degree murder, but a grand jury indicted him on a lesser charge of reckless homicide.
At a hearing held this past Wednesday, Judge Dennis Humphrey ruled Kinney acted in self defense and dismissed the charge.