- Associated Press - Friday, February 23, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Seven people have been indicted in a Kansas City drug-trafficking conspiracy that included two killings.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 29 -year-old Shawn Burkhalter, of Kansas City, and 23-year-old Joshua Nesbitt, of Crowder, Mississippi, are among the suspects charged in the 14-count indictment that was unsealed Thursday. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records.

Prosecutors say the September 2015 killing of Danny Lamont Dean and Anthony Dwayne Johnson one month later were committed while Burkhalter and Nesbitt were trying to steal drugs. The indictment says Johnson was a potential witness. The same AR-15 rifle was used in both killings.

The other five suspects are accused of drug-trafficking crimes and assisting Burkhalter and Nesbitt. All seven suspects are in custody.

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