Topeka man ordered to pay fees in home invasion

Monroe Lockhart III

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered a 40-year-old man convicted of in a 2013 Topeka home invasion to pay some of the attorney fees in the case.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1dw21Z9 ) that Shawnee County District Court Judge Mark Braun has ordered Monroe Lockhart III to pay $1,500 in the home invasion case. Lockhart was convicted of aggravated burglary and other charges in the case and was sentenced last year to nine years and eight months.

His legal fees of $14,506 were paid by the state Board of Indigent Defense Services, which provides funds to provide legal representation for defendants who don’t have money for attorneys.

Lockhart’s also scheduled to be sentenced Friday for murder convictions in the deaths of 39-year-old Corey Brown in January 2012, and 25-year-old Damon Anderson in 2000.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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