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A man convicted of a 2007 Wichita homicide argued parts of his trial were unfair. But Kamaronte Jones' first degree murder conviction has been upheld by the Kansas Supreme Court.
Five years ago, Jones shot Keith Peters in the back after Peters broke up a gang fight between the Crips and the Bloods. Peters was working security for a party on Fortuna Street in Wichita.
Jones was 17 when he was convicted of first degree murder. District Judge Ben Burgess sentenced Jones to a hard 25 years in prison with an additional 9 months for using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
In one of his appeals, Jones' attorney wanted his client's conviction thrown out because he said the jury should not have heard that Jones was a gang member. The state high court disagreed.