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No further charges in Sept. 6 murder

By Bethany Knipp

Authorities do not expect to make additional arrests in the murder of a 68-year old Manhattan man the weekend of September 6.

Mother and son Christina Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, were arrested Sept. 11 on first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of John Burroughs of Redbud Estates trailer park.

A third person, Anthony Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., was arrested Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the same incident.

Nichols was also arrested Sept. 11 in Geary County and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the shooting death of a Junction City man, Anthony Nixon, 37. That murder occurred Sept. 7.

According to statements from Love and McKenith’s first appearance in Riley County District Court Friday, they are accused of helping Nichols kill Burroughs.

Love is accused of driving McKenith and Nichols to kill Burroughs and McKenith is accused of stabbing Burroughs after Nichols shot him.

Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson said he couldn’t reveal details of the time span of events because the three have not been tried in court.

Though the trio was allegedly involved in Burroughs’ death, Detective Sgt. Trish Giordano of the Junction City Police Department said Love and McKenith were not involved in Nixon’s death.

Nichols is being held at the Geary County Jail on a $2,000,050 bond and will go through the judicial process in both counties.

Love and McKenith are in the Riley County Jail each in lieu of a $1 million bond. Wilkerson said their preliminary hearings haven’t been scheduled yet.

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