Crime & Courts

Trial underway in slaying of former South High football player Jordan Turner

Jordan Turner, photographed in Aug. 2010.
Jordan Turner, photographed in Aug. 2010. The Wichita Eagle

Jury selection got underway Monday in the first-degree murder trial of one of three suspects in the March 31, 2013, shooting death of former Wichita South High football player Jordan Turner. Kristofer Wright, 21, is standing trial in the courtroom of District Judge Joseph Bribiesca.

A farmer discovered 19-year-old Turner’s body on May 1 in a cotton field near Pawnee and 127th Street East, and investigators later said he had been shot at least twice.

A witness testified at a preliminary hearing in the case that Wright shot Turner during a dispute that arose after one of the other suspects in the case accused Turner of robbing her.

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