Antwon Banks to stand trial for murder in death of radio station employee

07/23/2014 5:04 PM

08/08/2014 10:25 AM

Antwon D. Banks Sr. was bound over for trial Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of a radio station employee in February.

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s preliminary hearing, Judge Gregory Waller set a trial date of Aug. 25. Judge Joe Kisner will be the trial judge, said Dan Dillon, spokesman for the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

Banks, 31, is charged with killing 25-year-old Daniel Flores, an employee at Steckline Communications, which houses radio stations and the Mid America Ag Network.

Flores died from what police said was blunt force trauma on Feb. 9. He had been working for the company, 1632 S. Maize Road, for about a year. Flores’ co-workers found his body in the basement of the building.

Banks was arrested three days later in a traffic stop in the 3900 block of North Woodlawn. A Wichita police report said the officer who made the Feb. 12 traffic stop found Banks with a knife stuck in his stomach and that Banks admitted to stabbing himself.

Banks listed Spirit AeroSystems as his employer on a financial affidavit filled out for court-appointed counsel. He has been an assistant football coach for several area schools.

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