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    KY - Jonathan Krueger, 22, UK student, shot to death, Lexington, 17 April 2015

    Lexington police have made a second arrest arrest in the death of Jonathan Krueger, a junior at the University of Kentucky who was shot while walking home early Friday.

    Krueger, 22, of Perrysburg, Ohio was killed about 2 a.m. during a robbery at Transylvania Park and East Maxwell Street. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Fayette County Coroner. Police arrested Efrain Diaz, 20, Friday evening and charged him with murder and robbery. Police also arrested Justin D. Smith, 18, who has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting.
    http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headli...300401371.html

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    Such a horrible, senseless tragedy.

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    Lexington police have arrested a third person, a male juvenile, in connection with last week's fatal shooting of a University of Kentucky student. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was charged Monday with murder, robbery and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the shooting of Jonathan Krueger...

    Attorneys entered not guilty pleas Monday on behalf of the two men already charged with murder.

    Thomas O'Mara, who lives near the intersection of Transylvania Park and East Maxwell Street, said Friday that he heard two or three gunshots followed by a pause and then four or five more.

    Police have said that Krueger and another person were walking along East Maxwell when the crime occurred. Krueger was walking home. O'Mara, who helped the second man, Krueger's fraternity brother, said the victim reported being beaten and robbed of his watch and wallet before he ran from the assailants.
    http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/20/3...llers-due.html

    I am surprised no one here seems to be following this case.

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    I'm rather surprised myself. I understand that arrests were made very quickly, so that lessens the "sleuthing" aspect, but I thought this would be a much bigger story than it seems to be.

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    Why do you want to rob a college student? It's very doubtful that he would have more than a few dollars on him (college students overwhelmingly use credit/debit cards, don't they?). And why kill him--this is not a crime of passion. For kicks?

    Kentucky is a death penalty state, but very few executions. But this looks like it would qualify (murder during armed robbery) and the victim is higher status.
    Last edited by PastTense; 04-21-2015 at 04:00 AM.

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    It's so senseless. I'm sure they didn't even take the time to think he might not have much cash on him. I think they did it for kicks. I'm not sure if I think they set out to kill someone. I kind of think they freaked out when his friend ran and they just started shooting.

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    Three people have been indicted in the shooting death of a UK student in April of this year.

    20-year-old Efrain Diaz Jr. and 18-year-old Justin Smith, as well as 17-year-old Roman Gonzalez Jr. have been indicted on charges of murder and first degree robbery in connection with the death of 22-year-old Jonathan Krueger.

    http://www.lex18.com/story/29397747/...-of-uk-student
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    Earlier this month:

    http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/360586961.html

    Prosecutors say they are ready to set a trial date for the three people charged in the fatal shooting of a University of Kentucky student killed during a robbery in April.

    During a hearing Friday in Fayette Circuit Court, attorneys said lab results for ballistic tests are in and DNA results will be available by the end of the month....

    Attorneys think the case will go to trial at the end of 2016. A bond hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.

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    3 charged in UK student's death want a judge to reconsider bonds for their release from jail

    Nearly a year after University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger was shot and killed, the three young men charged with murder in his death want new bonds set to get out of jail before trial.

    Attorneys for Roman Gonzalez, 18, Justin Delone Smith, 19 and Efrain Diaz, 21 will argue before a judge Friday for “reasonable” bonds. The trio have been in jail since April.

    Diaz and Smith don’t have bonds set on their murder charges. Gonzalez, who was a juvenile at the time of the shooting, had bond set at $1 million in July when the prosecution asked for at least $250,000 because of the crime’s violence.
    http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/c...e58269523.html

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    Trial date set
    Circuit court judge Ernesto Scorsone set a trial date for the three individuals charged with the April 2015 shooting death of Kentucky Kernel photo editor and UK student Jonathan Krueger.

    The trial is set to begin March 6, 2017, and will run for about four weeks. A status hearing is scheduled for June 3.
    http://www.kykernel.com/news/circuit...f7a472500.html


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    A Fayette County judge has suppressed interrogation videos of two defendants charged in the death of University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger because Lexington detectives violated the teens’ rights during the investigation.

    The police videos featuring interviews with Roman Gonzalez and Justin Delone Smith will not be admitted when their cases go to trial March 6.

    Judge Ernesto Scorsone said the then-teens’ Fifth Amendment rights were violated, according to court documents.

    “The court finds that the detectives violated Gonazalez’s Fifth Amendment due process rights by continuing to interview him when he did not knowingly and voluntarily waive, expressly or impliedly, his right to remain silent and his right to counsel,” Scorsone said in his Oct. 26 ruling.
    http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/c...116526723.html

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    From last month:

    Two suspects in UK student murder case denied request for separate trials

    http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Two...413435173.html

    Attorneys for Efrain Diaz and Roman Gonzalez filed motions for separate trials because they want to introduce a statement from a third suspect, Justin Smith, to help their case.

    A judge ruled on Friday that Diaz and Gonalez will not be tried separately.

    The next hearing is scheduled for March 31. The trial is scheduled to start in October.

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    http://www.wtvq.com/2017/03/31/murde...n-transcripts/

    Some legal maneuvering Friday as the three men accused in a high-profile murder case of a UK student were back in court for a hearing as a judge works to decide what evidence will be allowed at trial.

    The attorneys went through the transcript of a police interrogation with the judge. It was a long process that took hours but an important step to ensure a fair trial.

    Friday’s hearing got through about 40 of the 80 pages of transcript. Everyone will reconvene Monday afternoon to go through the rest.

    The defense also plans to file another motion regarding different evidence.

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    Men charged with UK student’s murder cite brain development to avoid death penalty
    Two men charged with the murder and robbery of University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger want to avoid the death penalty by arguing that their young brains weren’t fully developed during the April 2015 shooting on East Maxwell Street near campus.

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    Suspects in UK student’s death had undeveloped brains, expert says

    http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/c...161759188.html

    Laurence Steinberg, professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, testified Monday that research since 2005 has shown that human brains don’t fully mature until the mid-20s. Steinberg helped draft an American Psychological Association brief for the case in which the Supreme Court outlawed the death penalty for crimes committed before age 18.

    “In the last 10 years or so, we have seen that a lot of the maturation that takes place between the ages 10 and 18 is actually ongoing into the early 20s and up until, we think, the mid-20s,” Steinberg said. “That is now well established in the scientific literature.”
    Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone made no decision after the hourlong hearing. Scorsone said he would like to see the research since 2005 in regard to brain development.

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