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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Continuance requested in murder case

  • There may be a continuance in the case of a man who’s charged with killing two Leavenworth men.
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  • There may be a continuance in the case of a man who’s charged with killing two Leavenworth men.
    A trial in the case of Aundray D. McDonald is for March 18. But McDonald’s attorney, Carl Cornwell, said Friday he would like to schedule the trial for a later date.
    McDonald, 37, is charged with premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder, criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is accused of killing two brothers, Derrick and Marshall Jones, Dec. 16, 2011, in Leavenworth.
    Cornwell said he would like to have a transcript of a Nov. 29 preliminary hearing for the trial. He said Friday that there were inconsistencies among witnesses who testified during the preliminary hearing. And the attorney would like to have the transcript for cross examination during the trial.
    Cornwell said McDonald’s mother is doing her best to come up with the money needed to pay for a transcript.
    McDonald, who is in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, did not appear in court Friday, but Cornwell appeared on his behalf.
    District Judge Gunnar Sundby said McDonald would need to be transported to Leavenworth County so he can agree in person to a request for a continuance.
    The judge set a hearing for March 1.

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