Court Dates Set in Topeka West Shooting Case

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

TOPEKA -- Court dates were set Thursday for three charged with murder in the Topeka West parking lot shootings October 23rd. 19-year old Austin Tabor has a preliminary hearing set for January 21st. 21-year old Coty Newman returns to court for his first appearance next Tuesday. He is still searching for someone to represent him.

And the third suspect, 20-year old Samantha Hochard will have an appearance November 18th. They're each facing counts of first degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder, battery and trying to sell marijuana near a school zone.

20-year old Matthew Mitchell of Topeka was killed in the shooting the week before Halloween. 17-year old Treshawn Wynne was wounded in the attack. Police call it drug related, with Newman and Tabor still held on $1 million bond each. Hochard is jailed on $500,000 bond.


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