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Suit filed over alleged Bald River Falls murder

Published: 10:11 AM, 07/01/2013 Last updated: 10:12 AM, 07/01/2013

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

MADISONVILLE-A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against two men alleged to have killed an 18-year-old Sweetwater man in June 2012.

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 of Justin Craig Click.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Ronnie Sisk, the mother of Click, and states the duo, a long with a third defendant, Monica Chrisman, caused Click's death through "acts of assault and battery upon Click."

The lawsuit also states Click "suffered serious physical, medical, mental and emotional pain and suffering" prior to his death and this was caused by the defendants conduct, which was "intentional, willful, reckless and malicious."

Both men were indicted last August and were scheduled to be tried at the same time on April 16, but at the request of Chrisman's attorney, Leon Shahan, the two will be tried separately.

Chrisman has a status hearing set for Aug. 19, while Kile is scheduled to go to trial Nov. 19.

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., 23, allegedly shot Click for allegedly molesting Chrisman's 4-year-old daughter.

See full story in the Sunday, June 30, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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