Suspected Quik Chek Market shooter held without bail

first_imgKayla Chapman LONGVIEW — The man accused of shooting and killing Holt’s Quik Chek Market cashier Kayla Chapman during an early-morning robbery last week will be held without bail until his trial, Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning ruled Thursday afternoon.And court documents released this week reveal several more details about the case, including allegations about the type of weapon used, the suspect’s condition at the time he allegedly stole the getaway car, and a clarification about his girlfriend’s role. And Kelso Police Chief Andrew Hamilton on Thursday announced that he expects further arrests in the case.D’Anthony Leslie Williams, 19, of Vancouver could spend life in prison without the chance of parole if convicted unless he was found to have some kind of mental disability. He is charged with first-degree aggravated murder with a firearm, first-degree robbery with a firearm, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm (a 9 millimeter handgun), possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of methamphetamine.Due to a state Supreme Court decision, Williams would not face the death penalty.“The weight of the evidence against the defendant is strong,” deputy prosecutor Eric Bentson told Warning on Thursday.Court documents filed by the prosecution argue Williams is too dangerous to be given bail before trial or a plea.“Due to the extremely violent nature of robbing and murdering Kayla Chapman, (Williams) presents an extremely high risk of danger if released,” the filing said. “As surveillance shows, he attempted to shoot Chapman immediately upon entering (the Quick Chek) and attempted to shoot her again before robbing her. Then, despite the fact that she had cooperated, and after he had obtained the stolen property, he shot and killed Chapman.”Nevertheless, Williams’ court-appointed defense attorney Ian Maher argued for $5 million bail, saying the only evidence presented in court so far is from a police probable cause statement.last_img

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