Army vet faces judge on accusation of killing partygoer

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Army veteran Kevin Kingsbury, 28, faces a Kern County judge Tuesday, March 27, 2012, accused of shooting and killing a partygoer.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — An Army veteran faced a Kern County judge Tuesday, accused of murder.

Kevin Kingsbury, 28, is accused of shooting two men who were attending a party early Saturday on Kingbury's street, the 600 block of Orchid Drive in Oildale.

One shooting victim, 19-year-old Dillon Wilson, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other shooting victim, 18-year-old Richard Taylor, was hospitalized but survived.

Kingsbury sported injuries to his eyes during his courtroom appearence, and his lawyer said Kingsbury has other injuries that aren't as visible. The attorney said Kingsbury was attacked by the men and acted in self-defense.

Witnesses have said the conflict arose when a beer can was thrown at Kingsbury's home. Kingsbury then allegedly confronted the partygoers.

Kingsbury entered a plea of not guilty and will return to court next month. The judge denied his bail request.