Several witnesses may testify at a hearing Wednesday to decide if a 17-year-old will be tried as adult on murder and other charges in the Sept. 4 fatal Kettering shooting of a Fairmont High School junior.
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Twelve witnesses are listed in the case involving Kylen Jamal Gregory, court records show. Two teens told the court earlier this year they were with Gregory when he fired a shot that officials said struck Ronnie Bowers in the head as the 16-year-old drove away from a confrontation around 9 p.m. that night on Willowdale Avenue.
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The shooting occurred shortly after Bowers and friends left AlterFest, where police said an ongoing “beef” rekindled between them and Gregory’s friends. Bowers died two days later in what was ruled Kettering’s first gun-related homicide since 2007.
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Potential witnesses for the defense, court records show, include:
-Dr. Michael Williams, a clinical psychologist;
-The Rev. Bernadine Smith, a character witness;
-Charlene Bayless, a character witness;
-Jen Perkins, a character witness;
-Marie Wehner of Fairmont High School;
-Three county juvenile detention officers.
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Court records also indicate the defense may call “…all witnesses listed and/or named in any police and/or sheriff’s report, the authors of any of the documents or reports received by the defendant from the state…”
Records show possible witnesses for the prosecutor include:
-Colleen and Patrick Mallory of Willowdale Avenue;
-Kettering police Det. Greg Stout;
-Dr. Laura Fujimura, juvenile court psychologists.
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