TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Shawnee County judge refused to lower the $1 million bond for a suspect in a Topeka slaying whose first murder trial ended in a hung jury.
An attorney for 18-year-old Daquan D. Wilkins of Topeka argued Thursday that Wilkins’ bond should be lowered because he was not directly involved in the shooting death of 40-year-old Natalie Gibson. Wilkins also was charged with aggravated battery in the shooting of Gibson’s partner, Lori Allison.
The two women were shot as they arrived at their home in July 2011. Wilkins was one of nine people charged in the shootings.
District Judge David Debenham declined to lower the bond after prosecutors said Wilkins was a danger to the community.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Wilkins’ second trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 5.