Not Guilty Pleas Entered in Shooting Deaths

PRATT, Kan. (AP) A south-central Kansas man pleaded not guilty to two counts of premeditated first-degree murder in the deaths of a pregnant woman and her fetus.

Bryant Seba (21) of Pratt will go to trial Sept. 29. He’s charged with killing Alexandria Duran (22) and her fetus, and with attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the shooting of Brandon Wright (28), who was paralyzed in the shooting.

The Wichita Eagle reports testimony at Seba’s preliminary hearing indicated there were several racially charged confrontations between Duran’s house and Seba’s house. In July, Duran and her uncle intervened in a fight that involved Seba, who is white, and Wright, who is black.

Authorities allege Seba went into his home, got a rifle and fired nine shots into a group of people.