Archive for Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jefferson Commons murder set for court review

Defendant alleges errors in trial

April 17, 2007


— The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in the appeal of Lafayette Cosby, a Lawrence man who was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of Robert Martin.

Cosby shot Martin at close range on April 4, 2004, at a late-night party at Jefferson Commons.

Prosecutors argued that Cosby shot Martin because he believed Martin was out to get him.

In his appeal, Cosby alleges there were numerous errors during his trial, including allowing his statement to police to be admitted.

His appeal will be heard Monday.


Steve Jacob 10 years, 9 months ago

Wasn't Lafayette Cosby the guy that got off on one murder before at Felony, oppd Colony Woods? Self-defense only works once in your life, not two.

And on a side note, is it a rule to change the name on the apartment complex everytime some gets killed?

compmd 10 years, 9 months ago

yes, and colony woods is now "campus court at naismith"

GSWtotheheart 10 years, 9 months ago

yes, he did get off at least once before

felony woods haha

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