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Teens plead not guilty in death of Pullman man

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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Two teenagers pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of 18-year-old Timothy Reeves in July.

Matthew McKetta, 18, and Keagan Tennant, 17, face multiple felony charges in Latah County related to Reeves’ death. The death resulted from Tennant and Reeves allegedly playing a Russian-roulette style game while camping, according to court documents.

Tennant then allegedly fired at a witness before he and McKetta moved the body to a private driveway. The pair reportedly stole a pizza delivery car at gunpoint in Moscow before fleeing to a town near the Canadian border.

Prosecutors charged Tennant with seven felonies, including first-degree attempted murder and involuntary manslaughter.

He faces 60 years to life in prison and a total of $230,000 in fines, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

McKetta faces five felony charges, carrying a maximum sentence of 35 years to life and $180,000 in fines.

Both pleaded not guilty in front of a Latah County judge Monday. Tennant has a status hearing scheduled for Jan. 2, with pretrial motions scheduled for Feb. 12. They are each being held on $500,000 bond, a Latah County Clerk’s Office spokesperson said.

Reporting by Ian Smay