Young man on trial in Hamilton County slaying

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Testimony is beginning in the murder trial of a young man accused of killing a teen in Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the jury was picked Tuesday to hear the second-degree murder, reckless homicide and reckless endangerment case against 21-year-old Myles Stout.

The defense will argue that Stout didn't know a handgun was loaded when it discharged, killing 18-year-old Myles Compton on March 9, 2011.

Prosecutors contend Stout shot Compton in the chest during a gathering at Kevin Driscoll's house.

Attorneys expect the trial to continue into next week.


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