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Shooting Victim Storms Out Of Court

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October 12, 2010

A Wichita shooting victim storms out of court in the middle of his testimony. It happened Wednesday morning during a preliminary hearing for two Wichita teenagers.

"I'm done answering questions. I answered everything you asked. I'm done. I gave you everything you wanted," said Amos Becknell as he wheeled himself out of Judge Eric Yost's courtroom in his wheelchair.

Becknell became upset and left the stand. Because of the shooting, Becknell is now in a wheelchair. The judge held him in contempt of court, and deputies escorted him out.

A few minutes later, after calming down, Becknell returned for more questioning. He said he was shot while sitting on his porch on September sixth. 19 year-olds Samuel Reed and Michael Price are charged in the shooting.

"He (Reed) said you sure your name ain't Amos and pulled out the gun and started shooting me," testified Becknell.

Becknell says he was shot because he had an argument with one of the defendant's cousins a few weeks earlier. Reed and Price both pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges. The judge ordered them to stand trial in December.


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