Man Pleads No Contest In Topeka Woman's Death

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A man facing a second trial in the shooting death of a Topeka woman and the wounding of her partner has pleaded no contest to some of the charges.

Twenty-seven-year-old Anceo Stovall entered the plea Monday as his second trial was set to begin in the July 2011 shooting death of 40-year-old Natalie Gibson and the wounding of 43-year-old Lori Allison. The women were shot during a robbery when they returned to their Topeka home.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Stovall pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, criminal threat, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted aggravated battery. Several other charges were dismissed.

The jury in his first trial could not reach verdicts on the nine of 11 charges against Stovall. He was one of nine people arrested in the case.

Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal