A 32-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man has pleaded not guilty to the 2009 shooting death of a Kansas Department of Education attorney who was killed while driving home from a performance at Kansas City's Starlight Theater.
Calah Johnson appeared Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court for his arraignment on second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon charges. The Lawrence Journal-World reports both charges carry prison sentences of 10 to 30 years, or life.
Johnson is accused of fatally shooting 45-year-old Deanna Lieber, of rural Lawrence, on July 17, 2009, as she drove on on Bruce R. Watkins Drive at 59th Street with her mother and teenage daughter.
Prosecutors say Johnson was shooting at a man in a different vehicle.
Johnson already is serving a 20-year federal prison sentence for cocaine trafficking.