Forty-nine-year-old Danny Kirtley is charged in Washington County with criminal homicide and assault in the February 2011 shooting death of 34-year-old Trevor Compton of Mont Belvieu, Texas.
The (Washington) Observer-Reporter ( http://bit.ly/RSGUse) says a supervisor testified Wednesday that he saw Kirtley fighting with another worker at Rosenboom Welding & Fabrication in North Strabane Township. The supervisor said the other worker fled and Compton went over and told Kirtley to stay on the ground, but Kirtley pulled a gun from his pocket and shot the victim.
Both men had come from Texas to work as welders in the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.
Information from: Observer-Reporter, http://www.observer-reporter.com