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Retrial in 2004 shooting continues

February 13, 2008

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DA's office presents case in murder trial

The prosecution will continue calling witnesses on Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of Lafayette Cosby. Enlarge video

The prosecution will continue calling witnesses today in the first-degree murder trial of Lafayette Cosby, which is being held in Douglas County District Court.

Cosby is accused of shooting to death Robert Martin in April 2004, during a party at a south Lawrence apartment complex.

The Douglas County District Attorney's Office began presenting its case on Tuesday after jury selection was completed on Monday.

This is the second time Cosby has been tried in the case.

Cosby was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder during the first trial in 2004. Last year the Kansas Supreme Court reversed the conviction and sent it back for a retrial. The Supreme Court ruled that errors were made by the prosecution and by the judge in the handling of the case.

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