Suspect’s statements admissible in homicide case

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) — Prosecutors will be able to use incriminating statements made by a Lawrence man charged in a deadly apartment shooting.

The Lawrence Journal World reports that Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin ruled Friday that the statements are admissible in court. Thirty-year-old Dustin D. Walker is charged with first-degree murder in the March killing of 39-year-old Patrick Roberts.

The probable cause statement says the shooting happened while Walker was attempting to commit aggravated burglary.

Walker is being held in Douglas County Jail on a $1 million bond. He will next appear in court on Oct. 27, when a date for his jury trial will be set.

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