Three men arrested in Topeka double homicide 

Woman's estranged husband is a suspect

July 24, 2018 - 6:43 pm

Authorities say three men have been arrested in a double homicide in Topeka.

A 19-year-old and 31-year-old were booked into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. The third suspect, who is 40, was booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

They were each being held on $1 million bond.

Police spokesman Lt. Andrew Beightel said Tuesday morning that the victims had been stabbed and beaten to death. They were pronounced dead Monday at a residence in city's Hi-Crest neighborhood after paramedics arrived.

One of the victims has been identified as Lisa Sportsman, 28. The other victim was Jesse Polinskey, 17.

Police say one of the suspects is Sportsman's estranged husband.

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