Tennessee man allegedly killed his neighbor with sledgehammer, baseball bat

Source: MEGA; Hamblen County Sheriff

Feb. 18 2022, Published 7:46 p.m. ET

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A man has been charged after he killed his neighbor with a sledgehammer and baseball bat, cops say.

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On Feb. 11, officers responded to a home in Morristown, Tennessee, for a reported assault, FOX 19 reported.

When they arrived, Justin McKee, 42, told officers he had a fight with his neighbor, Michael Greene, according to FOX 19.

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According to the arrest warrant obtained by FOX 19, McKee said he hit Greene’s chest with a sledgehammer until the hammer broke.


Then, he allegedly picked up a baseball bat and hit Greene in the head until he stopped moving, FOX 19 reported.

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Greene was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, according to FOX 19.

McKee has been charged with second-degree murder, FOX 19 reported. Police have not released what led to the alleged assault.

Source: MEGA; Hamblen County Sheriff

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