An individual has been charged with three offenses connected to the death of Kelsey McDuffie. McDuffie died tragically in April.
Preliminary investigation by the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Keelin was showing McDuffie how to disassemble and reassemble a 9mm semi-auto handgun. During this activity, the handgun discharged, while in the hands of Keelin. The bullet traveled through Keelin’s left hand and struck McDuffie in the rear of her head. Keelin was transported to East Georgia Regional Hospital where he was treated and released. McDuffie succumbed to her injuries. More on that here.
The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office jail booking desk showed Tuesday that Adan Allen Keelin had been booked for three charges, including Involuntary Manslaughter, Possession of a Firearm or Knife During Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Conduct.
Under Georgia law, those charges are defined as follows:
Involuntary Manslaughter (see code section)
- in the commission of an unlawful act (that act being Reckless Conduct, in this case) when he causes the death of another human being without any intention to do so by the commission of an unlawful act other than a felony.
- The punishment, if convicted, is 1-10 years
Possession of a Firearm or Knife During the Commission of a Felony (that felony being Involuntary Manslaughter) (see the code section)
- Any person who shall have on or within arm’s reach of his or her person a firearm or a knife having a blade of three or more inches in length during the commission of, or the attempt to commit:
- Any crime against or involving the person of another;
Reckless Conduct (see code section)
- A person who causes bodily harm to or endangers the bodily safety of another person by consciously disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk that his or her act or omission will cause harm or endanger the safety of the other person and the disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation is guilty of a misdemeanor
Keelin awaits further court adjudication by the courts.