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Victim's girlfriend outraged accused killer arrested for killing again

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The girlfriend of a man killed last year says she is outraged to know the teen accused of murdering her boyfriend is accused of killing again.

Seventeen-year-old Javonte Davis is facing an adult murder charge for the death of a 66-year-old man over the weekend. He is also accused of killing 24-year-old Kenny Hall last October.

24-year-old Kenny Hall was killed at Shepherd Hills apartment on Tunnel Boulevard in October of 2014, the same place 66-year-old Robert Rutledge was murdered, Saturday.

Hall's girlfriend says Rutledge did not have to die if Javonte Davis was denied bond in her boyfriend's case.


"It's just baffling how Javonte is out on bail for one murder and you go out and take somebody else's life," says Yesenia, Kenny Hall's girlfriend.

Yesenia says she can not understand why 17-year-old Javonte Davis was roaming the streets, out on a $46,000 bond for the murder of her boyfriend, Kenny Hall.

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Over the weekend, he was arrested again, accused of murdering Robert Rutledge inside his Shepherd Hills apartment.

"I just felt sick. Very disappointed. Let down," she says. "What could an older man have done to you? You killed a 24-year-old man and now a 60-year-old man?"

Yesenia and Hall have a five-year-old daughter together.

"It's heartbreaking because we just went down to his gravesite this weekend and she was holding on to his tag, crying. She misses her father."

Now her heart aches for yet, another victim.

"Nobody has the right to take anybody's life," says Yesenia.

She acknowledges Kenny had a criminal past but says he had no ties to Javonte Davis.

"Nobody deserves to die, no matter what type of person you are. No matter what you did, what you've done. The decision of death, to my eyes, is to be only made by God," she says.

She also wants others to see how violence has affected her life.

"When I was younger I used to hang around people in gangs and drugs and all of that. But, what does it do for you? You feel loved. You feel cool. You have all these people around you. But at the end of the day, what does it do for you?"

Under Tennessee law, judges consider several factors when setting a bond amount including a person's flight risk, their family ties and relationships, and prior criminal record.

Yesenia says in her boyfriend's murder case, Javonte Davis was granted a bond under the condition he would be released to his grandmother's custody.

Now he is being held on no bond for the murder of Robert Rutledge.

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