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Quinn Waives Hearing in Shooting

By Staff | Jul 29, 2015

Jessica Quinn, 36, who shot a man that allegedly trying to enter her home in June, waived her right to a preliminary hearing on July 17. Quinn has been charged with a capitol offense and remains in jail without bond.

Quinn, of 114 South Third Ave., Paden City, waived her right and her case has been released to the September term of the Wetzel County Grand Jury. She was charged on June 8 with shooting Kevin Clark Thompson, which resulted in his death. Thompson was reportedly delivering firewood for an outdoor fire pit at her residence.

Law enforcement officers from the West Virginia State Police, the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Department and the Paden City Police were dispatched to the scene regarding a gunshot.

Upon arrival they found Thompson had been shot and was lying on the ground. He was transferred to Wetzel County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Eye witnesses say Quinn had a .45 automatic pistol, which she claimed to carry in fear of a man who was stalking her. The gun was recovered at the scene and Quinn admitted shooting Thompson, claiming she was in fear for her children’s safety. She also said he was not attempting to harm her family and was not making any threats. It is believed Thompson was unarmed and a man who went to the residence with him said they were just bringing her fire wood she had called for.

Wetzel County Prosecutor Tim Haught said they are waiting on the State Medical Examiner to finish the autopsy and the case remains under investigation.