Bartley Files New Appeal in School Shooting Case

Jacksboro, Campbell County (WVLT) - The attorney for convicted school shooter Kenny Bartley, Jr. has filed an appeal over his motion to change Bartley’s guilty plea.

Bartley pleaded guilty to killing Campbell County High School Assistant Principal Ken Bruce and wounding two other administrators as part of a plea deal. Bartley’s attorney, Bruce Poston, argues that Bartley was bullied by his previous attorney into taking the plea deal.

Details as they develop on and this afternoon on Volunteer TV FIRST at 4:00.

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  • by Sherrie Location: Campbell Co on Jul 26, 2007 at 12:53 PM
    Enough is enough... We know what happened on this day and I am getting tried of all the plea bargins. This a murder in this town and he should pay for what he has done. Kenny Bartley knows his guilt and he needs to go on and serve his time and stop costing more tax dollars.
  • by Bobbie Location: Tazewell on Jul 25, 2007 at 11:41 PM
    From what I know about this case, I do not believe that Bartley was bullied into taking the plea deal. He willing plead guilty to this crime. He should not be permitted to take that back now just because he doesn't want to spend his time in jail. Justice needs to be served!


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