Trial begins in robbery shooting of Wyandotte County deputy

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A trial has begun for two men charged with shooting a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy.

The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old Dyron King and 36-year-old Cecil Meggerson are being tried this week in Wyandotte County District Court on charges including attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery.

A third suspect will be tried separately.

Deputy Scott Wood was shot early March 4 when three armed robbers stormed a Kansas City, Kansas, 7-Eleven store. The deputy spent two weeks in the hospital.

Authorities say DNA linked all three men to the crime.

Meggerson’s attorney says there wasn’t any evidenceplacing his client at the crime scene.

King’s attorney says an alleged threat King made against another deputy at the jail isn’t recorded.

Testimony is expected to last about two weeks.