Jan 21, 2020 2:30 PM

Kansas murder trial postponed after new evidence found

Posted Jan 21, 2020 2:30 PM
Ramaun Johnson photo Leavenworth Co.
Ramaun Johnson photo Leavenworth Co.

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man's murder trial in the Christmas 2017 death of a Kansas City man has been postponed.

Ramaun Johnson, 32, Leavenworth was scheduled to go to trial Jan. 27 on a felony murder charge but a request for a continuance was granted Wednesday. Johnson is charged in the death of Shavar Walker of Kansas City who was shot outside a Leavenworth apartment complex.

Prosecutors are not necessarily alleging that Johnson shot Walker, but that he was involved in a drug deal that led to Walker's death.

Johnson's attorney said Wednesday a possible co-defendant has been identified but the person has not been charged.