- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a man accused of two separate killings in Salina will have only one retrial.

Attorneys sought two trials for 33-year-old Willie Parker, who was granted a new trial after the Kansas Supreme Court reversed his previous convictions.

Saline County judge Rene Young on Monday rejected the request and said Parker will get only one trial.

In 2010, Parker was found guilty in a single trial of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Alfred Mack Jr. and second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Justin Letourneau. The men were killed within a week of each other in June 2009. The Kansas Supreme Court ordered a retrial, citing errors in the previous trial.

The Salina Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1IppQ5x ) Parker’s retrial is scheduled for April 27.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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