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3 suspects charged in Wichita player's death

Published on -5/8/2013, 8:04 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Three people are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of former Wichita South High football player Jordan Turner.

Twenty-one-year-old Ebony Nguyen, 20-year-old Kristofer Wright and 21-year-old Eric Jackson were charged Tuesday in their first court appearance.

Preliminary hearings for Nguyen, Wright and Jackson are set May 21. Each is being held in Sedgwick County Jail in lieu of $1?million bond. The defendants indicated Tuesday either they would hire attorneys or seek public defenders.

A farmer discovered Turner's body May 1 southeast of Wichita. He had been shot to death.

A fourth suspect, an 18-year-old woman, did not appear in court. District attorney spokesman Dan Dillon said as of Tuesday the three charged are the only people with active cases relating to Turner's death.

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