Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Followup MS: Grandfather Forced to Shoot Violent, Criminal Grandson
The grandfather, Joseph Crist, said he did not want to speak on camera but he tearfully told WJTV’s Lucy Dieckhaus what happened at his home.
Crist said his grandson is a good kid but when he gets alcohol in his system, he loses control and that’s what he said happened when his grandson tried to choke him to death.
“At this point, in the investigation, there is nothing to indicate there is anything other than self-defense,” said Sheriff Pace.
Sheriff Pace says this wasn’t Kirkley’s first run in with law enforcement.
“Justin was currently out on bond in the Vicksburg Police Department murder charge. He also has a conviction of residential burglary. The last contact we had with him was a December arrest for domestic violence,” said Sheriff Pace.