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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Second trial set in case of former KU football player charged in May armed robbery

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A former Kansas University football player, one of four men arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint at a Lawrence home earlier this year, pleaded not guilty Thursday and awaits trial on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Christopher A. Omigie appeared in Douglas County District Court and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the case. Omigie, who now lives in Texas, was arrested earlier this year after the alleged robbery at a home in the 1900 block of Camelback Drive.

Omigie’s case will go to trial on Jan. 27. If convicted of aggravated robbery, Omigie could face between 55 months to 20 years in prison.

Earlier this month, another former KU football player, Jeremiah Letrell Edwards, 22, was sentenced to three years probation in connection with the same robbery. Chris Martin, an Oakland, Calif., man who joined the KU football team earlier this year but was later dismissed, is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on Nov. 25 for trial on one count of aggravated robbery.

Omigie is free on a $30,000 bond.

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