Eddie Laurel, the last of four defendants charged in the murder of a 13-year-old Wichita boy, goes on trial today.
Laurel is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Miguel Angel Andrade Martinez on June 20, 2010.
The boy was shot 10 times as he opened the front door of his house early on that Sunday morning, which was Father's Day.
Brothers Eli and Alejandro Betancourt have each been convicted of first-degree murder in the case. Greg Patton pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and agreed to testify against the other men.
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He is awaiting sentencing.
Laurel is a juvenile, but he will be tried as an adult.
Patton testified at Eli Betancourt's trial that Alejandro Betancourt drove Patton, Eli Betancourt and Laurel to a house in the 2400 block of North Jackson.
They parked a Jeep around the corner from the house, Patton testified. He and Alejandro Betancourt waited in the car while Eli Betancourt and Laurel approached the house.
There were gunshots. Alejandro Betancourt then drove to pick up his brother and Laurel.
Witnesses and police said the men set out to avenge a fight that injured their brother, Daniel, three weeks earlier. Laurel and Daniel Betancourt's wife thought a man involved in that fight lived at the house on Jackson. He didn't.
Sedgwick County District Judge Ben Burgess will preside over the trial.