Jalessa Bonner told friends that she'd been raped by seven men two years ago, but couldn't identify all of them.
Then one morning in April, she found herself at the apartment of a man who said he'd had sex with her.
Bonner's claim would lead to a chain of angry reactions that would leave Otis Bolden Jr. shot to death outside his southeast Wichita apartment.
Friends relayed Bonner's story — the same one she told to police — at a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court.
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Judge Warren Wilbert ordered Bonner, Kiara Williams and Kevin Brown to stand trial for first-degree murder. They will be arraigned Friday morning. They're also charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.
Wichita homicide detective Robert Chisolm said Bonner told of the gang rape after the shooting.
According to Bonner's statement to Chisolm:
Both Bonner and Williams, then 19, were at Bolden's apartment in the 1500 block of South Webb.
Bolden asked if Bonner wanted to have sex. She said no. Too bad, Bolden said, because they'd had sex before.
Bonner figured he must have been one of the men who attacked her.
It upset her, friends testified.
Bonner's boyfriend, Kevin Brown, heard about it later that morning, friends said.
Brown, 23, became angry, Chisholm said.
"He said he was in a zone," Chisolm testified.
Prosecutors say Bonner and Williams directed Kevin Brown and his cousin Quartez Brown to Bolden's apartment.
Both women told police they accompanied the men but stayed in the car.
Chisolm testified that Brown said he and his cousin entered the apartment and ordered a woman onto the floor.
They found Bolden in bed and fired their guns, Chisolm said Brown confessed.
Bolden jumped out of the window and collapsed on the ground outside, where police found him.
About a half-hour later, Bolden died at the hospital.
Police said Bolden had been shot in the genitals.
Quartez Brown, 19, faces a preliminary hearing next week.