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Grand jury rejects charges in shooting of pregnant wife, fetus death

Staff Report • Oct 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

KINGSTON — A Roane County grand jury voted not to seek criminal charges against a man who shot his pregnant wife in the stomach in what authorities at the time described as a tragic accident that resulted in the death of couple’s unborn child.

Grand jurors were asked to consider the matter Tuesday and returned a no-bill, or a decision not to indict Justin Stone, Roane County District Attorney General Russell Johnson said today.

Stone, 24, laid a 12-gauge shotgun on a kitchen table early Sept. 4 when it discharged, striking Jennifer Stone, 26, as she walked down the hallway in the couple’s trailer on Poplar Springs Road in east Roane County.

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