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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that a Wichita man convicted of second-degree murder will get a new trial.
In the ruling, the court found Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers did not have probable cause to search the Cadillac 32-year-old Felton Williams Jr. was driving. The Hutchinson News reported that the search happened hours after the September 2008 shooting of 21-year-old Kenneth "Landy'' White at his Hutchinson home.
The search yielded $2,000 worth of cocaine and two guns reported stolen from Hutchinson. One of the weapons was a .40-caliber gun that authorities allege was used to kill White.
The appeals court also rejected Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder's argument that the odor of alcohol on Williams gave troopers probable cause, under Oklahoma law, to search Williams' vehicle.