$2M bond for man charged with murder in oil patch slayings




WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Bond has been set at $2 million for man accused in a shooting in Williston that left two men dead.

The Williston Herald (http://bit.ly/2ccp2Gk ) reports Northwest Judicial District Judge Paul Jacobson set bond for 32-year-old Lamar Putney Thursday. Putney is charged with two counts of murder in connection with the May 17 shooting.

Putney asked Jacobson to delay setting bond until his lawyer could represent him. Jacobson, however, granted the bond in the amount requested by the prosecutor.

Putney is accused of killing 24-year-old Diandre Lott and 23-year-old Donzell Washington at an apartment complex. The victims died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say the shooting happened after Lott and Washington arrived at the suspect's apartment.

Lott and Washington came to the oil patch from Cleveland.

Putney's court record does not list a defense attorney. His trial is scheduled for January.

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Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com
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