Man accused of shooting Washburn football players, killing one who used to play in Lee’s Summit
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TOPEKA, Kan. — Months after two Washburn University football players were shot near campus, the Shawnee County district attorney charged a man with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Francisco Alejandro Mendez, 18, faces a total of seven felony charges, including the murder charges connected to the shootings of Dwane Simmons and Corey Ballentine. Simmons was shot and killed on April 28, he played in high school at Lee’s Summit West. Ballentine was shot and wounded, he was...

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