Accused Teen Shooter Faces New Charge

A teen already facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a Salina high school student will face another, new charge.  18-year-old Andrew Woodring is one of multiple people facing murder charges in connection with the shooting death of Allie Saum.

Woodring was back in court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing to face a new charge of aggravated intimidation of a witness.

Judge Renee Young, and those in the courtroom, watched a jailhouse video of a visit between Woodring and an ex-girlfriend. The two were discussing among other things, the possibility of another female acquaintance testifying against Woodring. During the visit Wooding said “you need to do something about this”, “one of you have to do something about Chloe,” and at one point said “when you gonna beat up, do something about Chloe?”

Judge Young determined that there is enough evidence to go to trial on the charge. After Woodring entered a plea of not guilty, Judge Young scheduled a May trial date.

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. Shots were fired at a truck as it drove eastbound in the 500 block of Russell. Saum was 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.

Each will face trial separately.

Woodring, who is now 18-years-old, was 17 at the time of the shooting. He will first face a trial in the murder case before facing trial in the intimation case.

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