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Kansas man charged in killing to claim self defense

Associated Press - July 22, 2013 4:09 am

A Topeka man charged with shooting another man to death will claim self defense at his trial next month.

The Topeka Capital-Journal  reported that the attorney for 22-year-old William Paul Spangler discussed planned the self-defense claim during a hearing Friday in Shawnee County District Court.

Spangler is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the March shooting death of 22-year-old Faustino Martinez of Wichita.  Martinez was shot at an apartment building a short distance west of the Statehouse.

Spangler turned himself in to police less than seven hours after the shooting. Police said Spangler was seen leaving the apartment building and was possibly armed with a rifle.

Spangler was free on bond on a charge tied to a bar fight when Martinez was killed.

Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal

Fuchs Mi

July 22, 2013 at 8:38 am

This guy is giving it a good try but many but this is no Zimmerman case not even close to it. And the guy killed was hispanic so there again no one will falsely stick up for him like they did the other thug in the national case.


July 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

The difference in this case, is this guy is guilty. The other guy was innocent.

Iggy p Daily

July 23, 2013 at 7:51 am

I agree Zimmerman was innocent, this guy is looking for a way to beat murdering someone. I suppose we will see more of this happening.

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