Brent Knapp Charged With Murder

by Staff on July 21, 2010 · 10 comments

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Brent Knapp22-year-old Brent Knapp, Bedford, was arrested yesterday afternoon in the shooting death of Braden Wilson. Knapp was charged with murder and taken to the Lawrence County Jail at 3:40 p.m.

Police received a 911 call Tuesday morning from a man who requested an ambulance and stated that his roommate had been accidentally shot. When Police arrived, they found that Braden Wilson and Rachael Miller had suffered gunshot wounds. Both were taken by ambulance to Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Wilson was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Miller was treated at BRMC for a gunshot wound to the arm and later transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she was treated and released.

Police do not yet have a motive for the shooting, and Knapp remains in custody without bond.

Knapp was previously arrested on June 16th after a fight at a party in which an 18-year-old man was treated for a cut.

8 comments
This lie won't fly
This lie won't fly

Cassandra, you on the same drugs? I was wrong on the gun actually, it takes 5 lbs of pressure to pull that trigger and it was NOT an accident! His sentence was a joke but when he hits prison he'll see what justice looks like! When he gets out he best realize there's going to be people waiting for him and it won't be over by a long shot ... He is NOT nor has he ever been a good person, most of his life he has been in trouble and idiots like you sit back and take up for him! Mommy and daddy can't buy his way out of this one and i hope he spends the next 8 or so years as someone's girlfriend in extreme pain and fear!

cassandra
cassandra

I think all of you who are talking badly about brent probably dont even know him very well to be the judge of if hes a good person or not. Yes he done wrong. and yes he should pay for it. he isnt a bad person though. I know him and i consider him a friend. we all make mistakes in our lives. some are just bigger then others. the moral to this is stop talking so much bull shit. U have no idea what happened that night so just shut the heck up. thank you and have a great day. Miss and love ya knapp.

This lie won't fly
This lie won't fly

There is no way this was an accident! It takes nearly 2 lbs of pressure to pull the trigger on a gun! Brent admitted to being on adderall among other drugs, alcohol on the night this happened! When you consider the fact Braden was shot in his sleep you might ask what exactly was Brent doing aiming a gun at Braden's head while he was sleeping? Was that an accident also or just his natural behavior finally boiling over? Was June 16th an accident to when he pulled and used a knife on a guy an accident to?? This was not an accident and now that it has spread all over the US media hopefully the judge will have no other option but to take this seriously and push for charges that are fitting to the crime instead of the typical Bedford slap on the wrist Barney Fife crap that go's on here!!

Trisha Miller
Trisha Miller

I think Knapp is the biggest punk ever known to man, although I met him after he killed his "best friend." As a man who has served in the army, as he claims, I'm pretty sure he would've had to undergo extensive and thorough gun safety courses or what have you. I just do not understand how a man with this kind of training could or would be playing with a gun for it to "accidentally" discharge. And with the attitude this man has, and lack of respect/kindness to others, I find it very hard to believe this was accidental. I'm glad that the system in this county, (even as corrupt as it is,) wasn't buying into this story of his either. I had the impression that his trial was to begin this month??

Robin
Robin

This was an accident. These boys were best friends. Those who know tehm know this to be true,What happend to the sixth ammendment? ..the right to a speedy trial. Brent has been incarcerated for almost a year without even going to court! It is a very sad thing that happened. My heart goes out to all of the families involved.

Gabriel
Gabriel

I knew them both. I worked with Braden the night before he died....

Sarah
Sarah

Well he wont be to big and bad when the gun is turned around.

Brian
Brian

What an IDIOT! Stupid coward.

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