Trial date set for Union Co. man accused of killing neighbor ami

Trial date set for Union Co. man accused of killing neighbor amidst ongoing feud

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Kolton Waggoner (left) and Kevin Waggoner (right) appeared in Union County court Monday. Kolton Waggoner (left) and Kevin Waggoner (right) appeared in Union County court Monday.
The men were indicted earlier this month in the 2013 shooting death of Michael Woodby. The men were indicted earlier this month in the 2013 shooting death of Michael Woodby.
Kevin Waggoner’s trial date has been set for October 7.  No trial date was set for Kolton, who was appointed a public defender during the arraignment. Kevin Waggoner’s trial date has been set for October 7. No trial date was set for Kolton, who was appointed a public defender during the arraignment.
By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) - A trial date has now been set for the Union County man accused of murdering his neighbor.

Kevin Waggoner appeared in Union County court Monday, along with his 21-year-old son Kolton Waggoner, who is also charged in the crime.

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The men were indicted earlier this month in the 2013 shooting death of Michael Woodby.

Union County deputies discovered Woodby’s body in a ditch along Highway 370 in Luttrell in September 2013.

The TBI says the death was the culmination of a years-long feud between the two families.

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Just before Woodby's death, Kevin Waggoner sent 6 News several videos, claiming they were evidence of the feud.

Kevin Waggoner, a former school security officer, is charged with second degree murder in Woodby's death, while Kolton is charged with facilitation to second degree murder.

They were arraigned Monday on those charges, both entering not guilty pleas.

Kevin Waggoner’s trial date has been set for October 7.

No trial date was set for Kolton, who was appointed a public defender during the arraignment.

His next court date is set for July 14.

Kevin Waggoner’s attorney says his client is ready to take this case to trial.

"Mr. Waggoner is looking forward to the trial and having the opportunity to present his side of the story. Only the other side has been told. There are always two sides,” said attorney Tommy Hindman. "He's looking forward to putting this matter behind him and being acquitted of these very serious charges.”

The state has not decided whether or not they will consolidate the two cases.

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