Not First Time Neighbor Shot & Killed Someone

, Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted: Mon, September 9 2013 at 6:11 PM, Updated: Mon, September 9 2013 at 9:32 PM

Two days after the weekend shooting in Kerby and the man accused of pulling the trigger is not in police custody.

A neighbor dispute escalates to the extreme in the small town of Kerby over the weekend.

"I saw my husband run and try to get away from the fence and I saw the hand come through that hole that fence with the gun and fired 3 shots and the third shot hit my husband in the back," said Barbara Hicks, Leron Estes wife.

Barbara Hick's husband 59 year old Leron Justin Estes was shot dead by neighbor Donald Easley according to police.

In November of 2009 Easley shot and killed Kenneth Vaughn, claiming self defense after the two got into an argument on his property.

A grand jury concluded that he was justified in that shooting.

The bad blood between these current neighbors is also documented.  Hicks filed a stalking order on easley last September but it was dropped just a month later.

And then according to Josephine County Records, Easley filed a restraining order on the now deceased estes less than 2 weeks ago. The reason however, unknown.

Family members are now left picking up the pieces and demanding something be done against the man they say shot an unarmed man.

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