Archive for Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Shooting case goes to court

March 27, 2002

A former Baldwin resident charged in the October shooting in West Baldwin will be in court today.

The trial for Stephen Meeker, 34, who pleaded innocent to one count each of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and attempted aggravated battery, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Division 2 District Courtroom at the Douglas County Judicial Center in Lawrence, 111 E. 11th St.

District Court Judge Jack Murphy will preside at the trial.

Meeker is accused of shooting and wounding Steven Swafford, 31, Lawrence, in the 1200 Block of Bison Court Oct. 14.

Swafford was shot four times and had to be taken by helicopter to Kansas University Medical Center.

At Meeker's preliminary hearing in December, testimony revealed the incident stemmed from a long-standing neighborhood dispute.

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