16-year-old charged in Lookout Valley triple murder faces a judge as an adult
Sixteen-year-old Jacob Allison in court Monday. WRCBtv.com photo
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
The 16-year-old charged in the Lookout Valley triple murder made his first appearance Monday as an adult in Hamilton County court.
The case against Jacob Allison was transferred in August from juvenile court to criminal court. He'll be back in court Oct. 10 for a status hearing alongside the other two suspects.
Allison made a $525,000 bond when his case was transferred and he left the courthouse with his family Monday. The teenager told the judge he remains suspended from Lookout Valley, where he attended school.
Allison, Derek Morse and Skyler Allen are all charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder. Police arrested the trio in connection with a shooting April 9 outside an RV on Kelly's Ferry Road.
John Lang, Caleb Boozer, and Jon Morris all died at the scene. A 16-year-old survived being shot five times and told police Morse was the main trigger-man.
District Attorney Neal Pinkston announced in August he will not pursue the death penalty.
Attorney Lee Davis represents Allison.
Count on Channel 3 to follow this case as it goes before Judge Barry Steelman for a status hearing next Friday.