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Roane teen could face adult charges in shooting

A Harriman teen could face a second-degree murder charge as an adult, after appearing in juvenile court earlier this week in connection to the shooting death of his sister’s boyfriend. The now-17-year-old Jacob Kinney appeared for a hearing to determine whether his case will remain in juvenile court or moved to adult court and a judge ruled that he will be tried as an adult if the Roane County returns an indictment against him when it convenes later this year. The grand jury next meets in October.

Kinney was 15 when he allegedly shot and killed his sister’s boyfriend, 23-year-old MarStratton Gordon, on Aug. 28, 2015, in an apartment in Harriman after an altercation between the two. Gordon was a US serviceman on leave at the time of the incident.

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