A man charged with murder in Jackson County has made his first court appearance. Court workers said 33-year-old Jessie Messer entered a not guilty plea in Jackson County District Court. Messer is accused of shooting and killing 27-year-old Jacob Simpson. Kentucky State Police say it all started as an argument between a couple on Old Island City Road , then Messer showed up with a gun. Police say Messer got into a confrontation with Simpson, the husband, who was in a car. Messer allegedly shot and killed him. A hearing in Messer’s case took place Thursday morning. A grand jury will hear the case next.
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