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1/31/08

Three Murder Suspects Arraigned in Lubbock Court

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Three suspects in a three month old murder case were arraigned Thursday morning.

Whitney Valrie, 21, Marquise Davis, 22, and Jamin Knighten, 20, were arraigned in the 2007 murder of Monty Edler. All three men face felony murder charges, and their bonds are set at $500,000 each. 

Monty Edler was found beaten outside the Woodwind Apartments at 40th and Chicago. He died at University Medical Center five days later. Autopsy results showed he died of blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators say he was beaten with a bottle. They say the attack started when three men kicked down the door to Nicholas Blackburn's apartment. He was also injured, but was treated and released from U.M.C. on the same day.

After a three month investigation, police arrested all three men Wednesday evening during traffic stops. Police arrested Valrie in the 5100 block of Salem, Davis was  located at 19th and Avenue A, and Knighten was arrested houes later in the 4900 block of Akron.

If convicted, the men face up to life in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.

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