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July 24, 2014

Two parolees to stand trial in fatal robbery at concrete company

Two men are scheduled to stand trial Aug. 25 in connection with a fatal robbery last February.

Two men are scheduled to stand trial Aug. 25 in connection with a fatal robbery last February.

Donnie Lalonde and Auriel Huntstwobears were bound over for trial Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 44-year-old Efren Antonio Villarreal-Alvarado.

Lalonde waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday; Huntstwobears was bound over for trial by District Judge Dave Dahl following a hearing.

Co-workers at Santana Concrete found Villarreal-Alvarado alive with a gunshot wound to his chest when they arrived at about 7:15 a.m. Feb. 21 at the concrete company, 3665 W. McCormick. He was in his truck in the company’s parking lot, police said at the time. He died a short time later at a Wichita hospital.

Police said robbery was behind the shooting. A criminal complaint filed in Sedgwick County District Court accused the pair of stealing Villarreal-Alvarado’s wallet, keys, cellphone and identification the morning of the shooting.

Huntstwobears 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.

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