Southern Indiana man convicted of shooting nephew


JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a southern Indiana man of reckless homicide in the shooting death of his 20-year-old nephew.

Clark County prosecutors had charged 35-year-old Jeremy Swank of Jeffersonville with murder for the December death of Michael Metcalf at the home they shared.

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Melissa Miller of Louisville, Kentucky, tells the News and Tribune ( ) she is disappointed that her half brother wasn’t convicted of the more serious charge in her son’s death.

Swank’s attorneys maintained the shooting was an accident even though the gun fired four times, with one bullet hitting Metcalf. Miller says she doesn’t believe Swank has even given a straight story.

Authorities had no evidence of an argument between the two men. Police say Swank put the gun in Metcalf’s hand before officers arrived at the home.


Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind.,


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