Ethen Vanderpool Murders JayShawn Taylor

Ethen Vanderpool was a fifteen year old teen killer from Tennessee who would murder JayShawn Taylor

According to court documents Ethen Vanderpool, JayShawn Taylor and two others gathered to sniff glue. Vanderpool became upset the way that JayShawn Taylor was looking at one of the girls in the room when he pushed him onto the bed and fatally shot him

Ethen Vanderpool was arrested, convicted and sentenced to twenty two years in prison

However in November 2023 Ethen Vanderpool would be found dead at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville. Vanderpool had been an inmate at the prison for nine months

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Ethen Vanderpool Case

A Wilson County student who was 15-years-old when charged in the shooting death of a Mt. Juliet High School student was given a 22-year prison sentence on Thursday, according to the district attorney’s office.

Ethen Vanderpool, now 19, was convicted in September of second-degree murder in the shooting death of JayShawn Taylor, 16.

The shooting occurred in November 2018 when Vanderpool, Taylor and two girls at the time met at the home Vanderpool then lived at to sniff glue.

The second-degree murder charge carries a sentencing range of 15-to-25 years, according to the district attorney’s office.

Judge Brody Kane sentenced Vanderpool, who is credited with time in custody that goes back more than four years. Vanderpool was initially charged as a juvenile before the case was moved to adult court in March 2019.

Vanderpool was a homeschooled student at the time of the shooting, but had previously been enrolled as a Wilson County student, officials have said.

Vanderpool was initially concerned about Taylor coming to the home leading up to the shooting, based on text messages that were part of the testimony during the trial.

Vanderpool had brought out a gun during the get-together at the home and allowed Taylor to handle the weapon, based on testimony

At some point, the weapon dropped from the bed in a room to under the bed. Vanderpool became angry at how he perceived Taylor looked at one of the girls who went under the bed to retrieve the gun, according to testimony.

Vanderpool grabbed Taylor’s shirt and backed Taylor on the bed, based on testimony leading to the gunshot.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/wilson/mt-juliet/2023/01/26/teen-sentenced-in-shooting-death-of-mt-juliet-high-student/69846069007/

Ethen Vanderpool Death

A former Wilson County student who was 15 when he was charged in the shooting death of a Mt. Juliet High School student has died in state custody.

Ethen Vanderpool, now 20, was convicted in September 2022 of second-degree murder in the 2018 death of JayShawn Taylor, 16. He received a 22-year prison sentence for the crime in January.

Vanderpool died Saturday, according to Tennessee Department of Correction spokesperson Dorinda Carter. He was housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, Carter said.

Vanderpool had been transferred to the state prison in February from the Wilson County Jail.

The medical examiner will conduct a review to determine the cause of death, which wasn’t immediately confirmed.

The Taylor family has been notified of Vanderpool’s death, District Attorney General of the 15th Judicial District Jason Lawson said.

The Tennessean will provide additional information as details become available.
Background: shooting happened when teens met to sniff glue

The shooting occurred in November 2018 when Vanderpool, Taylor and two girls met to sniff glue at the home Vanderpool lived in at the time, court documents show.

Vanderpool was initially charged as a juvenile before the case was moved to adult court in March 2019. His sentence was credited with time he spent in custody, dating back more than four years.

Vanderpool was a homeschool student at the time of the shooting but had previously been enrolled at Wilson County Schools, officials have said.

According to court testimony, Vanderpool was initially concerned about Taylor coming to his home, based on text messages that were presented during trial.

Vanderpool brought out a gun during the get-together and allowed Taylor to handle the weapon, testimony revealed, noting that the weapon fell from a bed at some point and landed on the floor underneath.

When one of the girls went to retrieve the gun, Vanderpool became angry because of how he thought Taylor was looking at her, grabbed Taylor’s shirt and backed Taylor onto the bed, leading up to the fatal gunshot, according to testimony.

https://news.yahoo.com/charged-15-convicted-murder-middle-153606990.html

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