Tues. 8:30 p.m.: Warren woman not charged in June homicide
WARREN – A woman who told police she acted in self-defense after her boyfriend was found shot to death in June was not indicted Tuesday by a Trumbull County grand jury, according to court records.
Teajuanna McKinnon, 38, was charged with the June 7 killing of Rayen Patterson, 44, after he was found dead in his Oak Circle SW home following a 3 a.m. 911 phone call from McKinnon’s mother, according to reports. The case against McKinnon has been closed in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, records show.
After turning herself in, pleading not guilty in Warren Municipal Court and making a $50,000 bond to leave the Trumbull County Jail, McKinnon’s case was bound over to the grand jury for consideration. Her case was continued numerous times since the grand jury first got it.
In June, McKinnon’s defense attorney John Fowler said it was clear, after interviews with police, that McKinnon acted in self-defense. Patterson was shot once, but police did not reveal where.
Read more in Wednesday’s Tribune Chronicle.