- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Lawrence man charged in a 2014 shooting death will be tried for a third time.

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it would try Dustin D. Walker on a felony murder charge in the death of Patrick Roberts. Jurors in the first trial found Walker guilty of aggravated burglary but could not agree on the felony murder charge. The second jury also could not agree on the felony murder charge.

Prosecutors allege Walker and a co-defendant broke into Roberts’ home to steal money and marijuana and Walker shot Roberts.

Walker’s attorney said the two men did not break into the apartment, which would nullify the underlying felony of aggravated burglary for a felony murder charge.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (https://bit.ly/1NqYIHQ ) the third trial is scheduled March 7-11.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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