District attorney: Gillis’ alleged killer acted with depraved indifference for human life

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The Washington County District Attorney has filed new information related to the shooting death of Kaylin Gillis.

NewsChannel 13’s Mark Mulholland reported exclusively on this on Friday evening.

Tony Jordan spells out in the clearest terms yet why his office believes Kevin Monahan is guilty of the depraved indifference murder of Gillis.

Prosecutors made their case in 28 pages for the indictment of Monahan, the Hebron man accused of shooting and killing Gillis.

This filing is the district attorney’s response to a defense motion to dismiss many of the charges against Monahan.

It addresses and rejects each of Monahan’s arguments – especially the one that claims he didn’t act with depraved indifference to human life. First Assistant District Attorney Christian Morris writes that Monahan fired two shots at the SUV where Gillis was a passenger, comparing it to classic examples of acting with depravity – like placing a timebomb in a public place.

The filing included photos of the Ford Explorer and the prosecutor writes, “although only one victim was shot and killed as a result of the defendant’s conduct, when he discharged his firearm, he did so in the general direction of at least seven people sitting in two cars and on a motorcycle.”

Washington County Judge Adam Michelini will likely rule on the motions this week, including the request by Monahan to visit his property.