Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:51

Fairfield man on trial for allegedly trying to kill ex-girlfriend

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AUGUSTA - A Fairfield man is on trial in Augusta for attempted murder.

Authorities say that in April of last year, Jeremy Clement drove a four-wheeler to a home in Oakland to confront his ex-girlfriend. Her family said Clement had been violent in the past and claims he kicked open the door and shot her.

 

Clement's attorney claimed he actually intended to kill himself and that the gun went off when the victim's mother struck him with a baseball bat. The mother said she did not start swinging until she realized that Clement had shot her daughter.

 

Clement is facing attempted murder and numerous other charges. According to the Morning Sentinel, the jury also heard from a police officer who checked on Clement earlier in the day and determined he did not appear to be suicidal.