LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A 32-year-old Leavenworth man’s murder trial in the Christmas 2017 death of a Kansas City man has been postponed.
Ramaun Johnson was scheduled to go to trial Jan. 27 on a felony murder charge but a request for a continuance was granted Wednesday. Johnson is charged in the death of Shavar Walker, of Kansas City, who was shot outside a Leavenworth apartment complex.
Prosecutors are not necessarily alleging that Johnson shot Walker, but that he was involved in a drug deal that led to Walker’s death. Johnson’s attorney said Wednesday a possible co-defendant has been identified but the person has not been charged.