Abilene man charged in 2019 Manhattan murder to be arraigned April 29


Arraignment for an Abilene man charged in a 2019 fatal attempted robbery in Manhattan is coming later this month.

Jaylon Hitsman will appear in front of Judge Grant Bannister at 4 p.m. April 29. The case was continued at a Monday hearing.

Hitsman is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm.

Hitsman is one of four men charged in the Nov. 1, 2019 shooting death of 24-year-old Tanner Zamecnik, during a foiled attempted robbery guised as a marijuana sale outside an apartment complex.

Hitsman’s brother Dylan was sentenced March 31 to nearly 24 years in prison on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated battery.

Two others charged with first-degree murder are awaiting court proceedings.

A motions hearing for Richard Goens is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 19. Shamar Sutton will appear for a status conference on May 3.


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