Kentucky college student pleads not guilty in fatal shooting

Peter Gall, WKU student, accused of shooting and killing his roommate Kenneth Davis of Corbin

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A Western Kentucky University student charged in the fatal weekend shooting of another student has entered a not guilty plea.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports 21-year-old Peter G. Gall made his first court appearance Tuesday, arraigned in Warren District Court on a count of second-degree manslaughter in the death of 21-year-old Kenneth A. Davis, of Corbin.

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According to an arrest citation, Gall reported the shooting early Sunday. The citation said an investigation determined Gall “wantonly caused the death of the victim,” and listed alcohol as a factor.

Gall’s attorney, Alan Simpson of Bowling Green, called it an accidental shooting and said the death occurred as the result of horseplay.

Warren District Judge Brent Potter denied a request to modify Gall’s $100,000 cash bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday.