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Junction City Man Pleads Guilty To Two Counts of First Degree Felony Murder

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JUNCTION CITY – (June 5, 2020) – A Junction City man has pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree felony murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Dion Jamel Green, 34, yesterday pleaded guilty to the two counts in Geary County District Court. District Judge Steven L. Hornbaker accepted the pleas. Sentencing has been scheduled for October 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Green was charged with the crimes in connection with the December 2018 deaths of Jenna Schafer, of Junction City, and her unborn child.

The case was investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Geary County Sheriff’s Office and the Junction City Police Department. Deputy Attorney General Vic Braden and Assistant Attorney General Michael R. Serra of Schmidt’s office and Assistant Geary County Attorney Jason B. Oxford are prosecuting the case.

Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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