Thursday, July 10 2014, 06:49 PM EDT
Hearing Delayed After Witness Reports Death Threats
A hearing for Jacob Allison, the 15-year-old charged in connection with a triple homicide in Lookout Valley on April 9th was unexpectedly delayed after it was revealed that the lone survivor of the shootings, subpoenaed to testify, failed to show up.
That witness is reportedly the target of death threats.
Prosecutors want Allison tried as an adult.
19-year-old Derek Morse and 22-year-old Skyler Allen both face three charges of criminal homicide and one charge of attempted criminal homicide in the shootings.
In Thursday's hearing, 19-year-old witness Terry Quarles testified she saw the suspects at a hotel after the shooting. Defense attorneys asked the judge to be removed from the stand because she could soon be charged in connection with the case.
Hamilton County Detective Henry Ritter testified next. He said investigators found 30 shell casings at the murder scene - from three different calibers.
It was then revealed that another witness who was subpoenaed to testify failed to show up to the hearing, purportedly because of death threats.
Prosecutors called Quarles to the stand again (pictured). She said she heard Allison talk about the murders after they happened. She also said suspects Derek Morse and Skylar Allen has previously held a gun to her head and pulled the trigger.
The judge continued the case until August 22nd.