$1 Million Bond Set For Salina Teen
Todd Pittenger - August 25, 2015 10:51 am
A federal judge has entered a preliminary order of forfeiture against a husband and wife accused of laundering drug money for a Mexican cartel at a small southwest Kansas bank.
Bond has been set at $1 million for a 17-year-old boy who is charged as an adult in connection with the shooting death of a Salina South High School student.
Andrew Woodring was back in court Tuesday morning, a day after it was decided that he will face charges as an adult. Woodring appeared in front of Judge Rene Young via a closed circuit video feed from the Saline County Jail, where he is being held.
Judge Young read the charges against Woodring, which include:
- 1st degree murder
- attempted 1st degree murder
- shooting at an occupied vehicle
- conspiracy to commit aggravated battery
The judge told Woodring that the most serious charge, 1st degree murder, carries a maximum possible penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years.
Woodring is one of 6 people accused in the shooting death of 17-year-old Allie Saum, who was shot and killed on May 6th in what prosecutors allege was a case of mistaken identity. Police said that the shooting was prompted by a fight earlier in the evening. A group of people went out to seek revenge. One of them mistakenly identified a male in a pickup that was driving by as being involved in the fight. Shots were fired at the truck as it drove eastbound in the 500 block of Russell. Saum was also in the truck, and was hit in the head.
The other defendants in the case include:
- 21-year-old Azucena Garcia-Ferniza
- 22-year-old Macio Palacio
- 19-year-old Jerome Forbes
- 19-year-old Daniel Sims
- 18-year-old Stephen Gentry
All, with the exception of Garcia-Ferniza are facing the same four felony charges of 1st degree murder, attempted 1st degree murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Garcia-Ferniza is facing a single felony charge of obstruction.
Woodring will face a preliminary hearing, along with the other defendants in the case, on September 10th and 11th.
Woodring is also facing felony drug charges in an unrelated case. That case will remain a juvenile case.
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