Topeka teen to stand trial for murder of another teen

Luqman Keys
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka teen has been bound over for trial for the shooting death of another teen back in June.

Court records show Luqman Keys, 18, was arraigned on Tuesday on charges of 1st-degree-murder, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary.

He entered a not guilty plea for each charge.

Keys is accused of killing Arden King, 18. According to police, Keys broke into an apartment in the 700 block of SW Taylor on June 25, armed with a gun, and stole money and marijuana from King.

Keys and King were reportedly friends at Topeka High.

"He had dropped off the face of the Earth. We had known him through middle school. When I saw his name, I just broke down in tears. Someone that we knew could just pull the trigger on my best friend," Arden's best friend Caleb Maggard said.

Key is set to be back in court on March 2nd for a pre-trial hearing. His trial will be held on April 16th.