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Witness statements give insight to Pullman teen's death

LATAH COUNTY, Idaho - Court documents reveal new information in the Latah County homicide investigation involving two teenagers.

According to documents, one witness, referred to as E.L., told the Latah County Sheriff's Office that their friend, 18-year-old Timothy J. Reeves, was accidentally shot and killed on July 17. The witness claimed two other males, 17-year-old Keagan Tennant and 18-year-old Matthew McKetta, were also there at the time.

The witness said she, Keagan, Timothy, Matt, and another unnamed friend, referred to as Z.W., were camping near Nora Creek on the night of July 16. The next morning when they woke up, E.L. claimed Keagan and Tim were sitting across from each other and she heard two shots and saw Tim lying on the ground with blood coming from his mouth. She said there was a .38 pistol, which Tim had and a rifle, which Keagan had.

E.L. claimed they wrapped Tim up in a white tarp before dumping his body off of a cliff.

E.L. later claimed that Keagan also pointed his rifle at Z.W. , and fire rounds towards him.

According to Z. W., Tim was pointing his pistol at Keagan and saying “jump n***** jump” right before Keagan shot him.

After disposing of the body, the group then went to an abandoned house, and dropped off Tim's belongings, except for a wallet and cigarette case, which the witness and friend kept.

Z.W. also revealed that the group had been drinking and smoking Sunday night. He said that Keagan and Tim were playing around with the guns, like Russian roulette. He said the guns were unloaded but at some point they loaded the pistol and rifle. He thinks there was only one round in the pistol, but that the rifle had three or four rounds loaded. Keagan and Tim were pointing the guns at each other, when Tim told Keagan “You feeling froggy n****, jump n**** jump.” When he finished the line, Keagan had shot him. Z.W. said the round went through Tim's cheek, he fell backwards and blood was coming out of his eye, mouth, and nose.

Z.W. said he got up and that another bullet hit a stump in front of him. He said he was yelling at Keagan to “stop, you just killed my brother stop.”

Z.W. said Keagan fired another round at his head, and said something along the lines of “everyone needs to die no witnesses.”

Keagan later put the rifle down and was rocking back and forth on the ground. Z.W. said he was afraid of what Keagan would do so he grabbed Tim's pistol and put it in his backpack.
 

Keagan Tennant faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, attempted murder in the first degree, principal to failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death, conspiracy to commit failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death, principal to destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, and principal to robbery.

Matthew McKetta faces charges of principal to failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death, conspiracy to commit failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death, principal to destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, and principal to robbery.
 


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