Archive for Friday, October 5, 2007

Judge orders man to trial in KU student’s death

Ryan Kanost died when car struck him at 13th and Kentucky streets

October 5, 2007


A Douglas County judge today ruled this morning that Joshua Walton should stand trial in a Sept. 23, 2006, hit-and-run accident that killed a Kansas University student.

Judge Robert Fairchild said enough evidence exists for Walton, 25, to trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The judge scheduled a jury trial to begin Feb. 4.

The student, Ryan M. Kanost, 22, was killed when he was struck by a car as he walked across Kentucky Street at 13th Street.

Fairchild's ruling came at the conclusion of Walton's preliminary hearing. The hearing started in early June and was continued to today.

Walton is currently free on $25,000 bond.


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