Topekan Pleads Not Guilty In First Degree Lawrence Death

By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) A Topeka woman is facing tougher charges in the shooting death of a 51-year-old Lawrence man.

Twenty-year-old Brittny Adams pleaded not guilty Wednesday to premeditated first-degree murder in the July death of Gary Edens. She was charged with second-degree murder before Wednesday's preliminary hearing.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports prosecutors increased the charges after a former Douglas County Jail inmate testified that Adams frequently bragged about killing Edens at his home. She also allegedly told a man who was with her to kill Edens' son but the son escaped injury after a struggle.

A detective testified that Adams told him she and the man went to Edens' home while searching for two girls who abandoned her in Topeka and took off with her car.


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