WKU student facing manslaughter charge appears in court

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky, (WBKO) -- A Western Kentucky University student who allegedly shot and killed another student was in court Tuesday.

Peter Gall appeared before Judge Brent Potter today, facing a second degree manslaughter charge, following the shooting death of 21-year old Kenneth Davis.

Gall pleaded not guilty, and requested his bond be lowered from $100,000, a request that was denied after the Commonwealth deemed it a fitting amount.

Gall's attorney, Alan Simpson, tells 13 News they'll continue to gather the facts in the case until they can figure out exactly what happened between he and Davis, someone Gall considered one of his best friends.

"Once we review all the evidence, we'll know a little bit more about what happened, but my early understanding is that this is an accidental shooting," he says.

He also tells me Gall and his family are beyond sorry for Kenneth Davis' loved ones.

"We've got two young men whose lives have obviously been changed and nothing can bring Mr. Davis back," he explains. "The Davis family lost a son, and the Gall family understand that and they send their condolences, and I would love for that to be expressed to them."

Simpson says Gall will withdraw from Western Kentucky University.

He's been held in the Warren County jail since early Sunday morning.

He'll be back in court Friday Sept. 8 at 9 A.M.

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