Leavenworth murder trial postponed after new evidence found

January 17, 2020 - 6:13 pm

A Leavenworth man's murder trial in the Christmas 2017 death of a Kansas City man has been postponed. 

Ramaun Johnson, 32, 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. 

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