Luzerne County District Judge Martin Kane ruled their was enough evidence to send 19 year old Joshua Ovalles to trial on homicide charges. Ovalles is accused of shooting and killing 24 year old Vaughn Kemp at a part in Wilkes-Barre on the night of July 6th. Ovalles was found dead near the backyard of a home in the 100 block of South Grant Street. Investigators say bad blood between the two men led to the shooting. Two witnesses testified at a preliminary hearing they saw Ovalles fire a handgun into the air. One witness said he ducked inside the home at which time he heard several more gunshots and saw Vaughn Kemp on the ground near the backyard. Defense attorney Pete Moses insists that police have the wrong person. Moses told Eyewitness News, "There is not one bit of testimony about Mr. Ovalles shooting Vaughn Kemp. Nobody saw him shoot Mr. Kemp." Moses added, "The witnesses described the gunman wearing differ clothing and there is no weapons no ballistics no gun residue test was done on Mr. Ovalles's clothing." Prosecutors say they have not shown all of their evidence and are confident they have more than enough evidence to gain a conviction from a jury.
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