Suspect in Shooting Waives Hearing

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) A suspect in a fatal Hutchinson shooting will be arraigned Feb. 4, after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Twenty-year-old Isaac D. Beltran of Hutchinson is charged with second-degree murder in the November 2012 death of 26-year-old Dustin Brooks.

The Hutchinson News reports Beltran’s case was transferred after Monday’s hearing to Judge Tim Chambers. Beltran will enter a plea at the Feb. 4 hearing.

Brooks died at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center after being shot outside a Halloween party. Police say the shooting occurred after Brooks and Beltran argued.