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Two men charged in shooting death at concrete company

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 8:15 p.m.

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Two men arrested last week on suspicion of fatally shooting a concrete company worker in his truck were charged Wednesday with first-degree premeditated murder.

Deon Nolan Hale, 40, and Donnie Lalonde, 33, also each face a count of aggravated robbery in connection with Friday’s killing of Efren Antonio Villarreal-Alvarado, a 44-year-old employee of Santana Concrete.

Co-workers found Villarreal-Alvarado alive with a gunshot wound to his chest when they arrived at the concrete company, 3665 W. McCormick, at about 7:15 a.m. on Friday. He was in his truck in the business’s parking lot, police have said.

He died at a local hospital less than an hour later.

Police said last week that robbery motivated the shooting. A criminal complaint filed in Sedgwick County District Court on Wednesday against Hale and Lalonde accuse the pair of stealing Villarreal-Alvarado’s wallet, keys, cellphone and identification the morning of the shooting.

Bond for each man was set at $1.5 million in the case. They are due back in court March 12.

On an application for a court-appointed attorney, Hale listed his name as Auriel Orion Huntstwobears. At his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon, he told Judge Joe Kisner that Hale was not his correct name.

Kansas Department of Corrections records list the Huntstwobears name as an alias for Hale. He was paroled in Reno County in 2011 after serving prison time on a conviction of reckless second-degree murder for a crime in Douglas County in 1997. His sentence expired Aug. 28.

Lalonde has convictions for rape and aggravated sexual battery for crimes committed in 2001 in Geary County. He was paroled in Sedgwick County in 2009 after serving prison time, state corrections records show. His sentence in that case expired July 23, 2012.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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