Murder charge dropped in Tony Kidd case, capital murder considered instead

A man who pleaded guilty to shooting an officer and is accused of killing a Campbell County woman is no longer facing a first-degree murder charge.

Tony Kidd appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing where witnesses of the October 6, 2018 incident testified.

Kidd was arrested after going on a crime spree where he's accused of killing Robin Chenault and shooting her husband Dale Chenault before he fled in their vehicle.

Dale Chenault appeared in court to testify. He said he and his wife had prior knowledge that Kidd and his girlfriend Stephanie McKenna had a domestic violence issue.

He added that the night before the incident, Robin Chenault took McKenna to a friend's house after she said she was in danger and wanted out of the relationship.

Chenault said later that night, he noticed a light on in his car and thought someone was trying to break in. He says it was Tony Kidd. The two had a verbal fight that led to Chenault being hit in the face. Kidd said, "you ruined my life," before leaving.

The next day, Chenault said Kidd was at their front door with a sledgehammer. He allegedly used the sledgehammer to break their door frame.

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