Winchester Murder Suspects Due in Court

Two people Winchester Police accuse of a deadly home invasion went before a judge Tuesday afternoon.

Lamont Wilkerson, 19, and Lillian Barnett, 18, are charged in the December 23rd shooting at the Summit Apartments on Oxford Drive.

Wilkerson is facing burglary and murder charges.

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Barnett is charged with complicity to murder.

Both entered not guilty pleas.

The judge kept Barnett’s bond at $100,000 but her attorney said he plans to ask for it to be lowered.

Wilkerson will be given a public defender.  His bond is set at $250,000.

Four people were shot in what investigators believe was a targeted home invasion.

Police said one of the gunshots went through the floor into the apartment below, hitting and Amber Caudill.  The coroner said she died at the scene.

Three other people are injured.  Police said at last check all three are still in critical condition. 

WPD said officers are still investigating the motive for the home invasion.

They believe Barnett drove three men to the apartment complex the night of December 23rd.  Officers said the three men forced their way into the apartment and gunshots were fired.

Officers believe at least one of the residents inside the apartment fired back at the intruders.

Investigators are talking with a third person of interest and are still looking for a fourth suspect.

Both Wilkerson and Barnett are due back in court for a preliminary hearing January 7th.