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Murder of Anthony "Clacc" Vital

Lawrence man, 32, ordered to about 10 more years in prison for role in murder
03:26 p.m., December 27, 2011 Updated 04:57 p.m.
A Douglas County judge Tuesday sentenced Major C. Edwards Jr. to spend about 10 more years in prison for his role in the 2006 shooting death of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony “Clacc” Vital.
5 years later, murder case may get some resolution
December 25, 2011
A Douglas County judge is scheduled to sentence Major C. Edwards Jr. on Tuesday for his role in the 2006 shooting death of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony Vital.
Judge: Prosecutors must honor agreement with man convicted in shooting death of hip-hop artist Anthony Vital
October 12, 2011
A Douglas County judge Wednesday ruled prosecutors could not back out of an agreement to recommend a four-year reduction in the sentence of Major C. Edwards Jr., who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony Vital.
Douglas County prosecutors seek to withdraw plea agreement with man convicted in Vital death
August 22, 2011
A 31-year-old Lawrence man convicted of voluntary manslaughter is fighting a request from prosecutors to withdraw an earlier agreement to trim four years from his sentence in exchange for testimony against a co-defendant.
Prosecutors will not seek second trial against Durrell Jones in Anthony Vital slaying, citing credibility problem with key witness
03:32 p.m., August 2, 2011 Updated 05:05 p.m.
Douglas County prosecutors on Tuesday said that they would not seek a second first-degree murder trial against a 24-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man who was accused of shooting and killing Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony Vital.
Durrell Jones facing second trial in death of hip-hop artist Anthony Vital
August 1, 2011
Durrell Jones, 24, is scheduled to face his second trial next Monday as prosecutors accuse him of killing Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony Vital, whose body was found in 2006 west of Lawrence. A jury in March was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in Jones’ case.
Judge denies request to withdraw plea in 2006 shooting death of hip-hop artist
July 18, 2011
A judge Monday rejected a request by Major Edwards Jr. to withdraw his 2010 guilty plea in connection with the 2006 shooting death of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony Vital.
Former Wyandotte County judge to hear Lawrence man’s request to withdraw guilty plea to murder
July 13, 2011
A judge from outside of Douglas County will handle a murder defendant’s request to withdraw his voluntary manslaughter plea in connection with the 2006 death of a Lawrence hip-hop artist.
Defendant in connection with 2006 death of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony ‘Clacc’ Vital says he was misled during plea talks
June 21, 2011
Major Edwards, a defendant seeking to withdraw his plea in connection with the 2006 death of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony “Clacc” Vital, claims he was not aware in 2010 he was pleading guilty to intentionally killing someone.
Lawrence man wants guilty plea withdrawn in 2006 murder of hip-hop artist Anthony ‘Clacc’ Vital
May 27, 2011
A 31-year-old Lawrence man is asking a judge to withdraw his guilty plea in the 2006 shooting death of a Lawrence hip-hop artist alleging he was mislead into taking the deal.
Judge declares mistrial in Durrell Jones first-degree murder trial
11:30 a.m., March 16, 2011 Updated 05:40 p.m.
A Douglas County judge has declared a mistrial in the first-degree murder trial of Durrell Jones.
Deliberations will enter third day in Durrell Jones murder trial
11:47 a.m., March 14, 2011 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Jurors in the Durrell Jones murder trial deliberated all day Monday before leaving and electing to return at 9 a.m. today to continue trying to decide the case.
Jones murder trial goes to jury
March 11, 2011
A Douglas County jury at 3:25 p.m. Friday began deliberating in the first-degree murder trial of a Kansas City, Kan., man accused of shooting and a killing a Lawrence hip-hop artist in 2006.
Jurors in Lawrence area murder trial to resume work Monday morning
04:53 p.m., March 11, 2011 Updated 05:11 p.m.
A Douglas County jury will resume deliberations Monday morning in the first-degree murder trial of a Kansas City, Kan., man accused of shooting and a killing a Lawrence hip-hop artist in 2006.
Co-defendant gives testimony in murder of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony Vital
March 9, 2011
A co-defendant of the man on trial for the 2006 killing of a Lawrence hip-hop artist on Wednesday drew a diagram of his version of the shooting death of Anthony “Clacc” Vital, 28.

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