Judge: defendant faces $1m bond in Monday slaying

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A judge set bond on Tuesday morning at $1 million for a man arrested in connection with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man on Monday evening in a North Topeka neighborhood.

Tony Lee Foster, 32, of Topeka, made his first appearance before Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi.

The judge appointed the law firm of Tenopir & Huerter to represent Foster. As of Tuesday, Foster was to appear in district court on Oct. 17, but he likely will appear in court before then.

Foster has convictions of two counts of felony possession of a narcotic, a burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts of misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor interference with a law enforcement officer, according to Shawnee County District Court records.

The shooting occurred about 6 p.m. Monday behind a home in the 900 block of N.E. Madison, Topeka police said.

David William Payne, 35, of Topeka, was found suffering from life-threatening injuries, was taken to a nearby hospital and later died, police said.

Foster was booked into Shawnee County Jail at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday, where he remained in lieu of the bond.