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Boy held in death of father's fiancee

March 25, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

The clothing of an 11-year-old accused of killing his father's pregnant fiancee had gunshot residue on it, a state trooper testified at his preliminary hearing, where the boy was held for trial.

Trooper Troy Scott Steinheiser testified the clothing was taken from Jordan Brown the evening of Feb. 20, the day Kenzie Marie Houk, 26, was found dead in the bedroom of the farmhouse in Wampum, where she lived with her two daughters, Jordan and his father, Christopher Brown.

Investigators contend that Jordan placed a youth-model shotgun to Houk's head as she slept and shot her once, killing her and her fetus. He is charged with two counts of homicide.

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