Fatal sharpened in Nicholasville began as marijana deal, investigator …

January 24, 2017 - garden totes

A investigator reliable Monday that a pot transaction was a purpose of a Jan. 12 assembly between dual teenagers that led to a deadly sharpened of East Jessamine High School tyro Leo Travers.

No money and no pot was found on Leo, 15, nor his purported killer, Tyler Jeffers, 18, investigator Autumn Howard testified during a rough conference in Jessamine District Court. Jeffers has been charged with murder, vulgar endangerment, tampering with justification and receiving a stolen firearm.

Rumors in a village had circulated that drugs were a reason behind a meeting, though Howard’s testimony was a initial open confirmation.

District Judge Bill Oliver found illusive means to send a box to a grand jury for probable indictment. Commonwealth’s Attorney Andy Sims, who attended a rough hearing, pronounced a grand jury competence cruise a box as early as March.

Leo had organised a assembly with Jeffers to buy a “quantity of marijuana,” Howard testified. Jeffers’ damaged cellphone was found nearby Leo’s physique on Garden Park Drive in Nicholasville. Information gleaned from Leo’s cellphone and from Facebook indicated a assembly had been scheduled.

Jeffers primarily told military that he didn’t know and hadn’t met Leo.

In a after interview, Jeffers concurred he had met Leo and had shot him when Leo grabbed during Jeffers’ pockets, Howard said. Jeffers pronounced he’d already had his palm on a handgun tucked inside a waist of his pants, Howard testified.

Jeffers “was a small shaken about a transaction since he didn’t know” Leo, Howard said.

Leo was shot twice in a head, a investigator said.

Jeffers was charged with vulgar endangerment since gunfire cracked a behind window of a automobile driven by a lady who took Leo to a assembly with Jeffers.

The gun had been stolen from Detroit, Howard testified. Police know that from a sequence series on a gun.

Jeffers and his grandfather, Albert McKnney, 66, were any charged with tampering with evidence.

When Jeffers told his grandfather where a gun was hidden, McKinney changed a arms into a receptacle in his garage while military were acid for it, according to an detain record in district court.

McKinney after certified relocating a weapon, a request said.

McKinney is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 2 in district court.

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