Kansas prosecutor to seek death penalty in triple homicide

January 27, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEWTON, Kan.  — A Kansas prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty against one of two people accused of killing three people before fleeing to Mexico.

Harvey County Attorney David Yoder announced the plans to seek the death penalty against Jereme Nelson, 35, in a news release Friday. Yoder said he is still considering whether to seek the death penalty against Myrta Rangel, 31.

Nelson and Rangel are charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Travis Street, 33, Angela May Graevs, 37, and Richard Prouty, 52. The victims' bodies were found in October outside a rural home near Moundridge. An 18-month-old child was found unharmed.

Nelson and Rangel were extradited Thursday to Kansas, and Yoder said they don't yet have attorneys.
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