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Third person charged with Jonathan Krueger’s murder

Justin D. Smith, 18, and Efrain Diaz, 20

Over the weekend, Justin Smith, 18, and Efrain Diaz, 20, were accused of shooting 22-year-old student Jonathan Krueger during a robbery. Krueger died from the gunshot wound, and both Smith and Diaz pleaded not guilty to the charges this afternoon. Hours later, a third arrest was made in the case. A 17-year-old was charged with murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence. Because that person is still a juvenile, his/her name was not released.

As we told you earlier, the Kentucky Kernel–of which Krueger was the photo editor–is holding a memorial service in his honor tonight at 8 p.m. at Memorial Hall. A scholarship fund has also been set up in Krueger’s name, and already has over $20,000 worth of donations. For more info and to donate yourself, click here.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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5 Comments for Third person charged with Jonathan Krueger’s murder

  1. RealCatsFan
    5:46 pm April 20, 2015 Permalink

    Gee, a couple of fine, upstanding young men there. NOT.

  2. DT in DC
    8:55 pm April 20, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully they’ll have a long, long, long time behind bars to think how they threw away whatever life they might have had for the wallet of a college kid. Pure evil trash.

  3. Gowcats
    10:51 pm April 20, 2015 Permalink

    They are 18 & 20 years old. They can look forward to a long time living in tougher circumstances than whatever caused them to take a promising and productive life of someone’s son. What gives them that right to take a life? No words to describe my anger.

  4. ukgrad83
    9:06 am April 21, 2015 Permalink

    An eye for an eye.. Don’t waste taxpayer money for the next 60 years on these idiots.