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Woman charged with second-degree murder in Wichita shooting

A 34-year-old woman was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in a shooting that killed a man at a home on West Mentor.

Desiree J. Boone is charged in a shooting Monday night that killed Earle R. Sullivan Jr.

Boone was being held on a $250,000 bond and faces a Nov. 23 hearing.

Police said the shooting involved an argument and said a woman fired a shot through a wall while holding a toddler. The bullet struck Sullivan as he was sitting in a bedroom chair, police said. Sullivan died at the scene, at in the 1800 block of West Mentor, about a block east of Friends University. The woman told investigators that she had been arguing with a 29-year-old cousin and fired from the living room through a bedroom wall, police said.

According to the second-degree murder charge, the killing was done “unintentionally but recklessly,” involving “extreme indifference to the value of human life.”

In a court document, Boone said she has three children who are dependents.

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