Two Charged in Murder of Rapper Anthony Vital

By ERIC BARTON

Prosecutors in Lawrence today charged two men with the slaying of Anthony Vital, the rapper who was the subject of this cover story in The Pitch last June.

Major C. Edwards Jr. and Durell A. Jones face charges of first-degree murder. Vital’s widow told The Pitch last summer that Edwards had picked up Vital the night he was killed.

This press release sent out by prosecutors doesn’t specify why the charges came down today, and Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson wasn’t immediately available for comment.

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