Kylen Gregory, teen on trial for Ronnie Bowers' death, found guilty of reckless homicide


    Kylen Gregory, teen on trial for Ronnie Bowers' death, found guilty of reckless homicide (WKEF/WRGT)

    DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT)- After nine hours of deliberation, a jury found Kylen Gregory guilty of reckless homicide in the death of Ronnie Bowers.

    Bowers and Grergory were 16 at the time of the shooting. Gregory, who is now 18, admitted on Thursday in court that he had shot Bowers. He was facing a total of 8 counts, including murder, and the jury convicted him of reckless homicide.

    Ronnie's Dad Ron Bowers only said one thing after the verdict.

    "It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. Ronnie was carried by 6," he said.

    Bowers was alluding to the six pallbearers who carried Ronnie during his funeral.

    Jury finds Kylen Gregory guilty of reckless homicide

    UPDATE: The jury has finished deliberations in the case of Kylen Gregory, finding him guilty of reckless homicide. . ABC 22/FOX 45"s Rachel Aragon is there, and is working to learn more now. --- DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Deliberations have begun in the trial for Kylen Gregory, who"s accused of killing a Kettering teen outside Alter Fest in 2016.

    The defense said that reckless homicide was the proper charge, but prosecutors disagreed.

    "If somebody shoots at a car that's full of people trying to send a message, 'Don't come back at us'," defense attorney Jon Paul Rion said, "that's heedless, that's indifference. That's reckless."

    "This wasn't a bullet meant to send a message," Montgomery County Assistant Prosecutor Lynda Dodd said. "That was a bullet fired that's going to hurt someone."

    Some of the charges Gregory was convicted of carry 11 years, and some 3. He's set to be sentenced at a later date.

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