District Attorney Keith Schroeder filed a notice of intent to seek the extended sentence Monday for 29-year-old Felton Williams Jr. Williams and Ronald Beard are accused in the Sept. 1 shooting death of Kenneth White at his home in Hutchinson.
Both Williams and Beard pleaded not guilty Monday. A third defendant, 19-year-old Aubrey Oliver. agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for his testimony.
Oliver said White threatened Williams' cousin.
The motion allows prosecutors to ask a judge to impose a sentence of 50 years without possibility of parole in the event of a conviction. The standard sentence for first-degree murder is 25 years without parole.
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