The Trench Reynolds Report

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Appeals Court Affirms Verdict, Sentence In School Shooting: In March of last year a then 15-year-old Michael Phelps shot Chance Jackson within the walls of Martinsville West Middle School in Martinsville, Indiana. Jackson survived but not without great medical cost since Phelps’ bullets ripped through seven of his organs. Phelps was tried as an adult, …

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Martinsville school shooter could face more prison time: On the same day that Michael Phelps was sentenced to 30 years for shooting Chance Jackson at Martinsville West Middle School, prosecutors filed new charges of witness intimidation against Phelps. According to prosecutors Phelps allegedly sent out letters threatening anybody who would testify against him… “Everyone that …

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Ind. teen gets 30 years for shooting classmate: This past Friday 16-year-old Michael Phelps was sentenced to 30 years behind bars for shooting 15-year-old Chance Jackson within the walls of Martinsville West Middle School in Martinsville, Indiana. During the sentencing hearing Phelps’ mother once again claimed that she drank too much and that’s why Phelps’ …

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Martinsville school shooting: Phelps guilty on attempted murder: Michael Phelps was convicted of attempted murder yesterday after he admitted on the stand during his bench trial that he not only shot Chance Jackson but that he intended to kill him. Now this may sound like a slam dunk but it’s not. As Phelps’ lawyer points …

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Martinsville school shooting suspect waives jury trial: Accused Martinsville West Middle School gunman Michael Phelps has waived a jury trial this past week as the jury was being seated. To recap 16-year-old Phelps is accused of shooting 15-year-old Chance Jackson at the Indiana school. Jackson survived but has a long road to recovery. I can’t …

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Pretrial Hearing Held for Teen Accused in Martinsville Shooting: Just a few minor updates regarding the trial of Martinsville West Middle School gunman, 16 year-old Michael Phelps. Just a quick refresh Phelps is accused of shooting 15 year-old Chance Jackson in the Indiana middle school. The jury for Phelps’ trial will be drawn from Clay …

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This past Monday a judge ruled that Martinsville West Middle School gunman Michael Phelps will be tried as an adult. Phelps is accused of shooting Chance Jackson in the abdomen within the walls of the school. The Judge stated his reason behind the ruling was the heinousness of the crime and felt that his upbringing in a …

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57-year-old Karen Quickery is the mother of Michael Phelps. Phelps, as you may know, is accused of shooting fellow Martinsville West Middle School student Chance Jackson in the abdomen. Quickery says the reason her son shot Chance Jackson is because she drinks. Wait, what? The mother of a 15-year-old boy accused in a central Indiana school …

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The attorney for accused Martinsville West Middle School gunman, Michael Phelps, has requested a psychological evaluation for his client. I can already guess what it’s going to say. Something like the 15-year-old Phelps’ brain isn’t developed enough to truly understand his actions which is a load of crap, but I digress. Also, prosecutors are looking …

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One person has been shot at Martinsville West Middle School in Martinsville, Indiana. The suspect is said to be an expelled 15-year-old and his brother was supposedly detained as well. No word yet on the identity of the shooter or the victim. The victim was shot in the stomach and flown to an area hospital. The …

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