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Kansas judge allows victims' lawyers to assist prosecution


January 10, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Wyandotte County judge on Wednesday allowed private attorneys hired by families of the victims to assist in the prosecution of a man charged with killing two sheriff's deputies.

The ruling in the capital murder case of 30-year-old Antoine Fielder came despite the objections of defense lawyers and the judge's own misgivings. Fielder is accused of fatally shooting Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer last June as they were escorting him back to jail after a hearing in a robbery case.

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