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Security Guard to be Tried in Pokemon Go Murder

JianSheng Chen
JianSheng Chen

The case against a security guard in Virginia accused of gunning down and killing a grandfather playing Pokemon Go will move to Circuit Court.

A Virginia judge ruled Tuesday during a preliminary hearing there is enough evidence to certify second degree murder charges against Johnathan Cromwell in the death of Jiansheng Chen, reports Kansas City.Com.

Cromwell claimed self defense. He said he told Chen 10 to 15 times to stop his vehicle, but that Chen shook his head “no” and would have struck him with his vehicle, according to the Pilot Online.

Police contradicted Cromwell’s account saying his story didn’t add up.

Several dozen supporters of Chen filled the courtroom and expressed confidence that “justice will prevail.”

Prosecutors say Cromwell shot through the driver’s side window and then fired seven more times through the front window. Chen was playing Pokemon Go with this grandchild and was lead into the apartment complex by the game.
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