Lt. Shane Skillen's Actions Against Dean Jess Ruled Justified - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Lt. Shane Skillen's Actions Against Dean Jess Ruled Justified

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The coroner's inquest into the shooting death of Dean Randolph Jess resulted in the jury saying Lt. Shane Skillen was justified.

The proceedings began at 9 A.M.  Several witnesses who were on the scene the day of the incident testified.  All of the witnesses, barring the medical examiner, said Dean Jess was not following any of the commands being given by Deputy Ellis and Lt. Skillen.

After a very tense argument, Dean Jess mouthed to Lt. Skillen "shoot me here," as he tapped his forehead.

The seven person, three men, four women jury took around five minutes to render a verdict.

Since the jury found Lt. Skillen's actions justified, he's ready to start living a normal life. 

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