19 Year Old Faces Reckless Homicide Charges in DUI Case

By WEEK Producer

May 23, 2011 Updated May 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM CDT

A 19 year old Gilson man facing reckless homicide charges says he will hire his own attorney to defend him in Knox County.

Jose Beltran is charged with not only reckless homicide, but aggravated DUI and possession of alcohol by a minor.

Beltran was arrested after the April 22nd car crash which killed Knoxville High School student Brandon Melton and left two others injured.

Beltran made his first court appearance Monday.

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