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Second suspect pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in March homicide in Lawrence

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LAWRENCE, Kansas — A 29-year-old Topeka man pleaded not guilty to a homicide at a Lawrence apartment complex in March.

Archie Lamont Robinson entered the plea Thursday to first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the death of 39-year-old Patrick Roberts of Lawrence.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1pYJVLq ) Robinson's co-defendant, Dustin Walker, pleaded not guilty in June to the same charges.

Prosecutors say Robinson and Walker kicked in the door to Roberts' duplex and shot him in the abdomen. At a preliminary hearing in October, two witnesses could not identify Robinson.

Robinson and Walker remain in the Douglas County Jail on $1 million bond each. Their trials are scheduled for February.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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