Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Affidavit: Wife named Kenney as shooter

Salinas Californian - www.thecalifornian.com - Salinas, CA: "Court documents filed last week in a Carmel Valley double-homicide reveal dramatic details about a 9-1-1 call made moments before the deadly gunshots were fired.

John 'Jack' Kenney, 72, is charged with fatally shooting his neighbors, Melvin Grimes, 58, and Elizabeth Grimes, 55, on Jan. 31, during a quarrel over the placement of a boulder. The two sides had been engaged for years in a nasty property-line dispute.

An affidavit and search warrant, filed Friday by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office in Monterey County Superior Court, chronicle Elizabeth Grimes' emergency phone call on the day of her death. According to the document, Grimes called 9-1-1 at 5:38 p.m. reporting that her neighbor, Kenney, had blocked their driveway with a boulder and her husband, who had a heart condition, was trying to break the rock up with a sledgehammer."

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