Willis brothers back in court as James’ attorney argues for prosecutors to be removed from case

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OLATHE, Kan. -- Brothers at the center of a high-profile murder case were back in court Monday, and a number of witness, from police officers to inmates, took the stand to share their testimony.

Police say Dale and James Willis are responsible for the shooting death of aspiring rapper Jurl Carter outside the Roxy nightclub in September of last year, but "new evidence" in the case has recently put Dale's sentencing and James' trial on hold.

James' attorney wants the prosecutors removed from the case and is claiming "prosecutorial misconduct" occurred, including failure to disclose evidence and frivolously charging a material witness in the case with a crime.

Dale was found guilty on all counts including a first-degree murder charge on Sept. 1. He was also found guilty of battery. Dale was supposed to be sentenced on Friday. James' trial was supposed to start Monday. Both will be postponed until it can be determined if the allegations are true.

Prosecutors argued Dale may not have been the one who shot Carter but say he ordered him to be killed. James is the one accused of pulling the trigger and killing Carter.

FOX 4 will continue to provide updates on their cases as they become available.

 

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