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1 suspect in Lawrence triple murder pleads to misdemeanor

March 6, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of three Topeka men charged in a triple homicide in Lawrence is free after pleading to a misdemeanor.

Defense attorney J.C. Gilroy said 20-year-old Dominque McMillon pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor battery. He was freed from jail because he was sentenced to less time than he’s already served in the case. A felony charge of aggravated assault was dropped as part of the plea deal.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports McMillon started a fistfight that escalated into gunfire in downtown Lawrence in October 2017, killing three and injuring two.

Douglas County District Attorney said in a news release that resolving Gilroy’s case allows the state to concentrate on the two remaining and more serious cases.

The two other suspects are jailed on $1 million bond each while awaiting trial.

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

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