Junction City Murder Suspect In Court, Trial Set

JUNCTION CITY, Kan, (WIBW) -- The case of a man charged in a September 2013 murder is now set to go to trial. KMAN radio reports that 37 year-old Anthony Nichols appeared in court Tuesday.

Nichols is charged in the shooting death of 68 year old John Burroughs near his Junction City home at 10th and Webster.

Riley County Chief Judge Meryl Wilson also stated that information alleges Nichols also knowingly and unlawfully killed another man within the county limits the same September night that Burroughs was killed. Nichols has pleaded not guilty to that charge.

In May, 33 year old James McKenith was given a life sentence for his role in the Burroughs killing and McKenith's mother Christina Love pleaded no contest to aiding and abetting Anthony Nichols.

A trial date for Nichols is set for October 8th at 9 a.m.

Posted by Greg Palmer