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Man charged in shooting death of younger half-brother waives preliminary hearing


Eric Trigg

Eric Trigg

A preliminary hearing held Tuesday morning for an 18-year-old man charged with the shooting death of his younger half-brother didn't last long.

Eric Trigg, Jr. was in the courtroom for about 30 seconds before his case was waived to a grand jury.

Trigg is accused of shooting and killing his half-brother, Ezavion Lindsey, at a home on Cashel Court last week. Police say while they don't believe the shooting was intentional, they say Trigg's careless and reckless actions caused Lindsey's death.

Some of Trigg's family and friends say they believe the shooting was accidental and don't think Trigg should face any charges at all. They've even collected close to 3,000 signatures in an online petition to have the charges dropped.

But Lindsey's family members, who were in the courtroom for Trigg's preliminary hearing, tell WKYT they don't believe the shooting was an accident.

"My grandson was killed. It was not an accident. It was murder, to me. They always say if you pull a gun, you're going to use it. He pulled a gun on my grandson and he used it. So they need to stop him in his tracks now. He needs to be punished for what he did," says Wanda Lindsey, victim's grandmother.

A grand jury will now have to decide whether or not there's enough evidence for the case to go to trial. Trigg faces a reckless homicide charge for Lindsey's death.


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