Bail set at $2 million for Williston man accused of murdering 2 men in Williston apartment building

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WILLISTON, N.D. - A $2 million bail has been set for a man accused of killing two men in Williston.

Thursday afternoon Judge Paul Jacobson ordered 32-year-old Lamar Putney to surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim's families if he posts bail.

Wednesday Putney was charged with two counts of murder following results from the state lab.

Law enforcement officials say Putney gave a different account to officials as to what took place that day. Court documents say Putney told investigators that Diandre Lott and Donzell Washington had a gun, but the lab result showed neither men's fingerprints could be found on any of the weapons recovered from the apartment.

The incident took place in May when law enforcement officials received multiple calls of shots fired at an apartment building.

It took the state lab three and a half month to complete the results.

"I wanted the evidence to speak for itself from the beginning of this case. I think that the evidence is speaking for itself, once we got it returned from the state lab. I didn't want to be surprised by anything, it was just let the evidence speak for itself," says Detective Jacob Gregory, Williston Police Department.

The autopsy found both men died from gunshot wounds.

Putney's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for November.