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July 19, 2013

Two charged in Lawrence slaying

A Topeka woman and a Wichita man face charges in the death of 51-year-old Gary Edens.

Two persons were charged Friday in Douglas County District Court in the shooting death of a Lawrence man.

Brittny Marie Adams, 19, of Topeka was charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of 51-year-old Gary Edens. The shooting was reported Wednesday evening in the 600 block of Michigan Street.

Johnathan Randall Rush, 28, of Wichita was charged with aggravated assault, obstruction and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bond for Adams was set at $100,000. Rush is being held on $75,000 bond. They are scheduled to appear in court again on July 29.

Police were summoned to the residence after someone reported hearing gunshots. Officers found Edens, who was taken to a hospital where he later died. Adams and Rush were arrested after authorities in Topeka later spotted a vehicle possibly linked in the shooting.

Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com

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