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'Person of interest' in shooting death faces six gun charges

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A man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Lawrence man last month has been formally charged with gun violations and ordered to appear Nov. 17 before a judge in Kansas City, Kan.A grand jury on Wednesday issued a six-count indictment against Major C. Edwards Jr., 27. He's charged with five counts of illegally possessing guns or ammunition and one count of having a gun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transaction Record.The case against Edwards arose while sheriff's detectives and Lawrence Police investigated the death of Anthony Vital, 28, who was found shot to death Oct. 15 in a field west of Lawrence. Witnesses said Edwards and Vital had gone out together the night before. When police went looking for Edwards, they served a search warrant and found guns and ammunition inside his Lawrence home. Edwards is barred from owning a gun because of a prior conviction for selling cocaine. A manhunt led police to Mississippi, where they found Edwards in a hotel room a week after the shooting and arrested him for gun violations.-contributed by Eric Weslander.

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doc1 8 years, 1 month ago

He did it. We can save the taxpayers some money by just throwing him in the gator pit.

Richard Ballard 8 years, 1 month ago

"and one count of having a gun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transaction Record."

There is no law against that.

I have several left to me by my father. And some more purchased before 1968, and some more purchased through private sales.

Hundreds of thousands of perfectly legal guns are not registered in the NFR&T, and are not required to be registered by any law.

Only guns purchased from a FFL dealer, or guns recovered from a crime would have any reason to be entered in the database.

rcmodel

rayikeo 8 years, 1 month ago

rcmodel, Go back and re-read the information you inserted in the quotation marks to get the true meaning of what it says.

"and one count of having a gun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transaction Record."

The gun was recently purchased in Ottawa and put into the National Firarms Registry under a woman's name.by the woman. It was a shill purchase made by a girlfriend in her name but then given to Edwards, which is Illegal. You can't buy a gun for a felon or you will also be guilty.

2_Tone 8 years ago

And now the state calls kcladiesman to the stand.......Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothin" but the truth, so help you God??

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