2 charged in Wichita shooting

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two men have been charged in the fatal shooting death of a Wichita concrete company worker.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/OE9jEL ) 40-year-old Deon Nolan Hale, and 33-year-old Donnie Lalonde are charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the death last week of of Efren Antonio Villarreal-Alvarado, a 44-year-old employee of Santana Concrete.

Hale and Lalonde also each face a count of aggravated robbery in connection with the death. It’s unclear if the defendants have lawyers.

Co-workers found Villarreal-Alvarado alive with a gunshot wound to his chest when they arrived at the concrete company Friday morning. He was in his truck in the business’s parking lot.

Bond for each man was set at $1.5 million in the case. They are due back in court March 12.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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