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Man Charged In Fatal Lebanon Shooting Appears In Court

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Jul 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:45:18-04

LEBANON, Tenn. – A 19-year-old accused of fatally shooting a teenage girl in a drive-by shooting appeared inside a Wilson County courtroom Monday morning.

Joseph Hendry has been charged will first degree murder in relation to a drive-by shooting that killed 13-year-old C'Asia Watkins.

Hendry made an appearance in court, where Judge Brody Kane and attorneys agreed to reconvene in February 2016. A trial was expected to begin in May.

According to investigators, Hendry fired more than dozen rounds into a home Sycamore Street in Lebanon back in January.

Watkins was sleeping when she was struck in the head. She died three days later in the hospital.

Four others were inside the home at the time, but were not hurt in the incident.

At the time of his arrest, he was also charged with attempted first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated assault. He also faced drug possession and criminal impersonation charges for a June 2014 incident.

Hendry has pleaded not guilty in the case.

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