Friday, September 27, 2013
Willen in Court
A Carter County teen is expected to make an appearance in criminal court today. Nicholas Willen faces 2nd Degree Murder charges after authorities say he stabbed Elijah McKinney in December 2012. Prosecutors decided to try Willen as an adult after hearing testimony earlier this month. The teenager admitted to stabbing McKinney and another juvenile victim. Willen told investigators he and another boy were confronted by the victims at 212 Cash Hollow Road. Willen said he stabbed the first boy inflicting numerous wounds, but was the boy was able to get away. After that, Willen said he noticed his friend fighting with McKinney, so he stabbed him too. McKinney suffered a stab wound that penetrated his heart. The young man with Willen was charged with tampering with evidence after helping clean the knife used in the incident.