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No charges to be filed in Jewel homicide case

Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards declined to charge Stephen Jewel, 66, in the May 2013 homicide of his son, Russell Jewel.

On Monday, spokeswoman Robyn Niedzwiecki said the prosecutor’s office ruled the shooting justified as an act of self-defense. The case had been investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Russell Todd Jewel, 42, lived with his parents in their home at 5031 Wisteria Lane.

In 1998, a motorcycle crash left Russell Jewel with a head injury and was never the same, his mother told The Journal Gazette.

His family also said Russell Jewel abused drugs.

On May 29, Russell Jewel’s behavior was erratic and, after arming himself, his father went to the other end of town to bring Russell Jewel back home. After arriving home, Russell Jewel began beating his father in the family’s kitchen. His father had a gun in his possession and as his mother called 911, Stephen Jewell fired the gun, with Russell on top of him.

Russell Jewel was killed, and his death ruled Allen County’s 20th homicide of 2013.

Prosecutors have yet to rule the police-action shooting of Tavontae Haney in April, as well as the October slaying of Ricardo Hood, who was reportedly trying to burglarize a home in the 300 block of Melita Street.

rgreen@jg.net

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