Teenagers to be dropped at justice as adults – Information – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Steve Fry

A Topeka youth who was 17 at the time of a murder in April 2008 was charged with the murder as an adult, according to a statement made Monday by the prosecutor. Shawnee District Attorney’s Office charged Timothy Deandre Arterberry, 18, of Topeka. Arterberry is charged with the death of Albert L. Conley, 30, of Topeka on April 11, 2008. Conley was shot three times outside the Mahogany Lounge (1307 SW Huntoon). A relative of Conley’s said the victim was hit with bullets in the shoulder, neck and cheek. Arterberry was also charged with once criminally possessing a firearm and interfering with the trial. The indictment was filed late Friday. After an April 1 hearing, District Judge Joseph Johnson cleared Arterberry’s prosecution as an adult. Two days before Conley’s death, according to court records, he had not appeared for a district court hearing. An assistant district attorney filed a motion on March 25, 2008 for Conley to be released from house arrest. Conley had made no objection to driving under the influence of criminal offenses in June 2007 and was then given a 12-month suspended sentence of $ 1,500, suspended, and sentenced to house arrest at his expense after spending two days in prison and on Job had been laid off. Several days after the killing, the club owner said Conley was an innocent bystander who was shot while attempting Arterberry was arrested shortly after 2:15 a.m. on April 12. Steve Fry can be reached at (785) 295-1206 or [email protected]

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