Jury selection delayed in murder trial

By Katherine Wartell

Jury selection in the case against a soldier accused of first-degree murder was put on hold Monday after the man’s attorney was rushed to the hospital for an unspecified emergency.

Daniel Parker, 26, Junction City, was set to appear Monday for the first day of jury selection before his attorney, Ron Evans, suffered a medical emergency.

Jurors were asked to return Tuesday morning.

Parker is accused of killing Frederick Beverly, 21, a Kansas National Guardsman, during a drive-by shooting outside of a New Year’s party in 2012.

Beverly was acting as a doorman for a party hosted by the Assassin Street Rydaz, a motorcycle club, at their former clubhouse on Fair Lane. Beverly was a member of the motorcycle club.

In court, prosecutors have stated that the shooting followed a fight between Parker and other Assassin Street Rydaz members at a bar in Aggieville earlier in the night.

Parker pleaded not guilty to the charge in November. District Judge David Stutzman will preside over the case.

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