|Published: 9:21 AM, 10/22/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Two men charged in the
June death of an 18-year-old Sweetwater man have been given April
Stephen LaBron Chrisman Jr. and Charles
Allen Kile are both charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to
commit first-degree murder and setting fire to personal property or
land. Kile, 51, is also charged with criminal responsibility for
first-degree murder in the June 25 killing Justin Craig Click.
Both men were indicted in August and at
the time are scheduled to be tried at the same time on April 16. They
are also scheduled to have a motions hearing on March 18.
The alleged reason for the murder was
revealed in a Monroe County General Sessions Court when Monroe County
Sheriff's Detective Brian Turpin testified Chrisman Jr., 31,
allegedly shot Click for allegedly molesting Chrisman's 4-year-old
Click, from Sweetwater, was found near
Bald River Falls in the Cherokee National Forest on June 26. An
investigation led to the arrest of Chrisman and Kile the next day by
the TBI, Calhoun Police Department, McMinn County Sheriff's Office,
and the District Attorney's Office.
See full story in the Sunday, Oct. 21, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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