Ethen Kain Vanderpool charged with criminal homicide

Ethen Kain Vanderpool charged with criminal homicide

WILSON COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - A 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with criminal homicide is now facing a $1 million bond in Wilson County. 

Ethen Kain Vanderpool is accused of shooting and killing 16-year-old JayShawn Taylor back in November of 2018 in Mt. Juliet. Investigators say the shooting was not accidental and the two knew each other. 

Court officials say Vanderpool has not plead to anything yet. A judge set the $1 million bond in a special bond hearing in Trousdale County. His case has been bound over to the Grand Jury. 

Vanderpool is scheduled to be back in court on July 8, 2019. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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