Suspects in Salina mistaken identity murder make first court appearance

SALINA, Kansas – KSN continues to follow the mistaken identity death of 17-year-old Allie Saum. Saum was killed last Wednesday night when she was shot near the intersection of Roach and Russell.

Police say a group had been seeking revenge following a fight earlier in the night. They thought they saw someone involved in the fight and shot in Saum’s direction, fatally striking her in the head.

On Monday, four suspects in her death were charged with one count each of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, criminal discharge of a firearm, and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Those suspects include 22-year-old Macio Palacio, 19-year-old Jerome Forbes, 19-year-old Daniel Sims, and 18-year-old Stephen Gentry. Bond was set at $1 million. Their next court date is scheduled for May 18.

Azucena Garcia-Ferniza was charged with one count of felony obstruction.

Another juvenile  was charged with one count each of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. His next court date is May 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Allie Saum (Courtesy Twitter)
Allie Saum (Courtesy Twitter)

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