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Posted: Thursday, 14 August 2014 7:39AM

Attempted Murder Charges Dismissed in Topeka



OSKALOOSA, Kan. - A northeast Kansas man will not go to trial for a fourth time for attempted murder in a case arising from a dispute with his neighbor. Jefferson County Chief District Judge Gary Nafziger on Wednesday dismissed the charge against 69-year-old John Hayworth Jr. of Valley Falls. Hayworth's first trial ended in a mistrial, and the next two ended in hung juries. 
 
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1BeMZoL ) that Hayworth Jr. was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the December 2011 shooting of William Schoonover of Valley Falls. The shooting happened after a long-simmering property dispute. Jefferson County attorney Jason Belveal said he hasn't decided whether to appeal the dismissal. Schoonover has filed a civil lawsuit against Hayworth and his wife.
 

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08/14/2014 7:47AM
Attempted Murder Charges Dismissed in Topeka
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