Hunt, a 37 year old Lenoir City man, took the stand in his own defense Friday in an attempt to convince the jury that he did not intend to kill Meyers. Hunt claimed that he was the victim of two attempted armed robberies that he al...leged were perpetrated by several intrudersóintruders that the State argued were not real.
Witnesses to the events leading up to the shooting, the murder, and the aftermath, testified that they did not see any intruders and described Huntís behavior leading up to the murder as paranoid and agitated. The prosecution argued that Hunt voluntarily placed himself in a state of agitation and paranoia after using methamphetamine.
Evidence in the case showed that Hunt shot Meyers in the back with a shotgun inside a single-wide trailer on Airport Road in Rockwood. Meyers and Hunt had been overnight guests of the resident, Violet Callahan, at a home she shared with her two minor children.
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