CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Testimony is continuing in the Chattanooga trial of a young man charged in a killing that he says was unintended.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported a young woman testified Wednesday that Myles Stout pointed a handgun at her in March 2011 and then turned it toward 18-year-old Myles Compton. Amanda Freeman's testimony continues Thursday.
Compton was shot in the chest with a .40-caliber pistol. Stout is charged with second-degree murder.
Stout does not deny shooting Compton, but said he thought the weapon was not loaded.
During his opening statement on Wednesday, defense attorney Hank Hill called his client's actions stupid, but asked the jury to not confuse bad behavior with criminal behavior.
Testimony showed five teens were in a bedroom when one of them showed off the guns.
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