Trial ordered for man accused of killing Wichita teen

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with last year’s shooting death of 17-year-old Wichita boy during a private birthday party.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 41-year-old Grover James was bound over this week for trial on Sedgwick County charges of first-degree premeditated murder and criminal possession of a weapon. James has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Leon McClennon was fatally shot in the head in May of last year in rental space in the basement of a boutique.

During a preliminary hearing Wednesday, prosecutors presented evidence alleging James intentionally shot McClennon.

Police have said an argument involving two men escalated and one of them pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking McClennon.



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