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RECKLESS HOMICIDE CHARGE AGAINST ROANE COUNTY TEEN DISMISSED

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.

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