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Leavenworth murder trial postponed after new evidence found

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 on January 27th 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.

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