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Archive for Thursday, April 8, 1999

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April 8, 1999

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Resident pleads

to several charges

A 20-year-old Lawrence man pleaded no contest Wednesday to several charges, including battery on a law enforcement officer.

Armando J. Campos, also known as Armando Jimenez, pleaded no contest in Douglas County District Court to battery on a law enforcement officer from a March case, aggravated battery from a January case and contributing to a child's misconduct from a 1998 case.

He already had pleaded in November to obstruction of the legal process and battery on a law enforcement officer from September incidents.

Judge Robert Fairchild set Campos' sentencing for 8:30 a.m. May 7.

Murder sentencing

likely to be continued

A sentencing hearing set for today for Deon N. Hale, who pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, likely will be continued, court officials said.

Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Jerry Little said Wednesday that he expected a postponement.

Hale, 25, pleaded guilty March 5 to second-degree murder in the death of Robert Baldwin.

The sentencing hearing was set for 4 p.m. today.

Hearing in shooting

will likely be delayed

Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Marlon Williams said a preliminary hearing scheduled for today for Ronnie L. McPherson will be continued.

McPherson faces attempted second-degree murder and kidnapping charges for the March 21 shooting of 36-year-old Kayla Riley. Police say he shot Riley three times outside the apartment where she was staying in the 2600 block of Redbud.

Williams said officials were waiting for reports. McPherson's hearing was scheduled for 1:45 p.m.

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