Topeka homicide trial ends in hung jury

September 17, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to retry a Kansas man for a deadly shooting after his first trial ended in a hung jury.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that jurors announced Friday that they couldn’t reach a verdict on first-degree murder and aggravated robbery charges in the case against Luqman Keys. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mark Braun says Keys was acquitted of the one other charge he faced, which was aggravated burglary.

The charges stem from the June 2017 shooting death of 18-year-old Arden King. Topeka police say King and at least one other person had been in an apartment when King was fatally shot.

Keys was the only person arrested in King’s death. He pleaded not guilty.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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