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Archive for Tuesday, May 5, 2009

No contest plea entered in shooting

A 19-year-old entered a plea Monday in an East Lawrence shooting from last month.

May 5, 2009

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One of three suspects accused of firing gunshots in an east Lawrence neighborhood last month entered a plea Monday afternoon in Douglas County District Court.

Samantha Schumock, 19, pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and two counts of battery, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Charles Branson said. Schumock is scheduled to be sentenced June 8.

Two other suspects, Andrew Hiesberger, 20, and William Hiesberger, 23, also are accused in the case, in which shots were fired around 2 a.m. March 17 near 13th and New Jersey streets. The Hiesbergers’ trial is scheduled to start July 21.

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