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