Westside Shooter's Roommate Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Terroristic Threatening

FEBRUARY 27, 2007 - Posted at 10:49 a.m. CST

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Justin Wade Trammell, who was convicted as a juvenile of using a crossbow to kill his father, has pleaded not guilty in Fayetteville to a terroristic threatening charge.

Prosecutors say Trammell threatened to kill Chelsea Jabusch, who is the mother of Trammell's child.  During a hearing yesterday, trial was set for April 26.

Washington County prosecutors issued a warrant for Trammell late last month.  Investigators say Jabusch told police that Trammell threatened to kill her while she was sleeping and take their 3-year-old child.

Trammell was 15 when he was convicted of killing his father.

On New Year's Day, Trammell was pulled over by police while in a vehicle with one of the Westside Middle School shooters, 22-year-old Mitchell Johnson.  Police say the two were roommates in Fayetteville.

Trammell and Johnson are both free from their juvenile sentences.  During the traffic stop, Trammell was given a ticket and Johnson was cited for having marijuana and a firearm.

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