Kashawn Flowers: Pennsylvania murder suspect asks trial judge to officiate wedding

Kashawn Flowers’ lawyer asked York County Judge Harry Ness whether he'd consider marrying Flowers and his girlfriend


                            Kashawn Flowers: Pennsylvania murder suspect asks trial judge to officiate wedding
Kashawn Flowers, who is believed to be of the South Side gang, allegedly shot and killed Hezekiah Walker on August 18, 2014 (York City Police)

In an unusual request, a York man, Kashawn Flowers, who is accused of murder, asked the judge presiding over his trial, to also officiate his wedding. Flowers’ lawyer asked York County Judge Harry Ness on October 12 whether he'd consider marrying Flowers and his girlfriend. Attorney Brian Perry said it was the first time he had ever made such a request. Prosecutors didn’t object to the request and neither did the judge. 

However, the judge said that the marriage would have to wait until after the murder trial is over. "We’ll take care of it next week," Ness said. Flowers is awaiting trial next week. Flowers is accused of gunning down a man in York in August 2014.

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Flowers, who is believed to be of the South Side gang, allegedly shot and killed Hezekiah Walker on August 18, 2014, in the 300 block of West King Street. He was in contact with associates following the shooting, which police learned about via recorded statements. In the criminal complaint, York City Detective Anthony Fetrow wrote, "Flowers advised that he saw the victim walking alone and asked him what side he was from and the victim eventually said he (was) from out west. The associate knew about the beef between the South Side and the West Side. Flowers admitted to shooting the victim in the head and said he was happy about it." 

Police also claim they found a smartphone on the seat of a vehicle that had just crashed into a residence in the 200 block of Grantley Street following a shootout. Search warrants revealed that the phone belonged to Flowers. "Just minutes before the homicide and for several minutes after, (Flowers’) cellphone hits off cell towers located at 48 East Market Street and 386 Kings Mill Road, which are the closest cell towers to the homicide scene," Detective Fetrow also wrote.

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