Killa City: Trial delayed for men accused of killing Lawrence rapper

The trial of two men accused of killing 28-year-old Lawrence rapper Anthony Vital has been pushed until May 2010, the Lawrence Journal-World reported today.

Durrell A. Jones,  24, and Major C. Edwards Jr., 30, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Vital — a case we profiled in June 2007 (“It’s Hard Out Here for a Player“).

Vital’s bullet riddled body was found in a field west of Lawrence in October 2006.

The Journal-World reports that prosecutors sought the delay in order to try the cases back to back. Now, Edwards’ trial is slated for May 3, and Jones’ is scheduled for May 17.

Photo by Anna-Marie Perry.

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