August 23, 2019 - 6:36 pm
A jury has acquitted a former Emporia chiropractor on two of three charges alleging sex crimes against patients. Eric Hawkins was found not guilty Friday of aggravated sexual battery and rape charges stemming from separate incidents. Hawkins was accused of rape against a then-16-year-old girl in...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:27 pm
Court filings show a Kansas government watchdog is examining the testimony of four purported campaign workers who testified against Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell at his federal trial. Jurors acquitted O'Donnell in March on 21 counts of wire fraud. The judge later dismissed five...
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October 18, 2018 - 7:48 pm
A Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a towering waterslide says it respects the decision of a jury that acquitted two maintenance workers who'd been accused of lying to investigators. Texas-based Schlitterbahn released the statement after jurors acquitted David Hughes and John Zalsman of...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been acquitted in a fatal home invasion shooting near Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Angel Gabriel Olavarria-Velez, 26, was cleared Friday of premeditated first-degree murder in the 2014 death of Dustin McKinney, 29, and several other felonies. Defense...
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