- KNIA / KRLS - http://kniakrls.com -
McGinnis: “I did it because my life was in danger.”
Posted By News On August 29, 2009 @ 6:30 am In Today’s Local News | Comments Disabled
“I didn’t do it just to do it. I did it because my life was in danger.” That’s what 39-year-old Knoxville resident Steven Dean McGinnis told law enforcement in September, 2008, the night Robert Ohl was found dead from multiple shotgun wounds. McGinnis is claiming self-defense and other defenses in his murder trial, which began this week. On Tuesday Robert Ohl’s wife, Rhonda Ohl, testified that she had a no-contact order on her husband at one time. However, McGinnis told law enforcement that Ohl was sitting in a chair outside McGinnis’ trailer right before the shooting. “I know I couldn’t take him hand to hand,” McGinnis later said. On Wednesday, a medical doctor testified that no alcohol or illegal drugs were in Ohl’s system at the time of his death. The trial will resume next week. KNIA/KRLS News will bring you more information as soon as it becomes official.
Article printed from KNIA / KRLS: http://kniakrls.com
URL to article: http://kniakrls.com/2009/08/mcginnis-i-did-it-because-my-life-was-in-danger-%e2%80%9d/
Copyright © 2009 KNIA/KRLS. All rights reserved.