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UPDATE: Second arrest made in Harrison murder for hire plot

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: The attempted first degree murder charge against 21-year-old Raymond Lyle will go before a grand jury.

Lyle appeared in court Thursday morning for his preliminary hearing. He's charged with shooting his friend Justin Allen in the chest on November 16.

Lyle's friend, Nathaniel Drew Bailey, appeared without an attorney and provided testimony about the evening shooting.

He said he was on the bed next to Thomas Claxton and Justin Allen, who were both asleep. Lyle, he said, was playing with a gun in the room. Bailey said he closed his eyes and heard a gunshot. Lyle had shot Toby in the chest with a .22 caliber gun.

Detective James Fields with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department investigated the Nov. 16 shooting and testified that Lyle told him the shooting was an accident.

Judge Lila Statom found enough probable cause to send the case to the grand jury.

Lyle remains in the Hamilton County Jail on a $225,000 bond. He's been ordered to have no contact with any witnesses or victims.

PREVIOUS: A second arrest has been made in an accidental shooting from November that was part of a murder for hire plot. 

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Raymond Arthur Lyle III for the Attempted 1st Degree Murder of 19-year-old Justin Allen.

The arrest came after a three week investigation into what was originally reported as an accidental shooting on Wauconda Point in Harrison on November 16th of this year.

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The arrest affidavit shows 20-year-old Thomas Claxton wanted inheritance money. He was also worried his dad was about to make him move out of the basement, according to court documents.

The younger Claxton told detectives three friends were in on the plot. 

One of those friends accidentally shot the other in the home. 

Lyle was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on $225,000 bond. 

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