Armory Shooter Released

Fredonia, KY – The man responsible for a 2003 National Guard Armory shooting in Hopkinsville was released from prison today. The Kentucky New Era Jameyel (Jah-MY-uhl) Hodge was convicted of the murder of Tameica Kendrick and found guilty of first-degree assault of Corey Brodie. Hodge was initially sentenced to life in prison. He was retried in May of 2008 and convicted of lesser charges of reckless homicide and assault under emotional distress. His sentence was reduced to ten years. Hodge maintains he shot Brodie in self-defense and did not shoot Kendrick. He received good time credit for completing an educational program.