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Jury selection underway for two trials in fatal robberies

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, July 22, 2013, at 2:10 p.m.

Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of a Wichita man who is charged with taking part in a home invasion robbery that ended when Wichita police shot and killed a 17-year-old suspect as he tried to run from the scene.

A jury is being picked in another Sedgwick County courtroom in the trial of a suspect in a fatal robbery at a North Broadway apartment house.

In the first case, Reginald Vaughn, 21, is charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and multiple counts of kidnapping. Police said Vaughn was one of four men who held at least seven people at gunpoint during an April 13, 2012, robbery of a home in the 1200 block of West Crawford, which is southwest of Pawnee and Seneca.

Three of the four robbers were shot by police as they ran from the scene. One of them, Timothy Collins, died of his injuries. District Judge Warren Wilbert is presiding at the trial.

In the second trial, Matthew McDaniel, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the July 9, 2012, shooting death of Ronald Wilson. Wichita police said Wilson, 34, was shot to death in a robbery at his home in the Interdale Apartments at 916 N. Broadway. That trial is being held in the courtroom of District Judge William Woolley.

Reach Hurst Laviana at 316-268-6499 or hlaviana@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @hlaviana.

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