Double Murder

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Ted Woodward
January 02, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Police are investigating a double-murder near downtown Wichita. After midnight Thursday, officers responded to the call of a shooting at the Hotel at WaterWalk south of Main & Kellogg. They found two people dead from multiple gunshot wounds; the victims were a 22-year-old woman and a 27-year-...
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November 20, 2019 - 7:02 pm
A Kansas man who killed his estranged wife and her cousin has been sentenced to nearly 46 years in prison. District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Wednesday that Bradley Sportsman, 41, of Hollenberg, was sentenced for the 2018 deaths of Lisa Sportsman, 28, and Jesse Polinskey, 17. Police say the...
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November 15, 2019 - 5:56 pm
Authorities have arrested a teenager in a double homicide in Topeka. Larry Huggins III, 19, of Topeka, was booked Thursday night into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Bond is expected to be set at a Friday morning court...
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September 13, 2019 - 7:46 pm
A Wichita man has been convicted of fatally shooting a Baptist church pastor and choir director three decades ago in Kansas City, Kansas. Wyandotte County prosecutors announced Thursday that 51-year-old Melvin Shields, 51, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the April 1988...
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July 12, 2019 - 8:04 pm
Police say a woman who was critically wounded in a double shooting at a Kansas City, Kansas, deli has died from her injuries. The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department identified her in a news release as Lachell Day, 42, of Kansas City, Kansas. The shooting Wednesday at the Edwards Original Corner...
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July 08, 2019 - 8:10 pm
A Texas man has pleaded guilty in the deaths of a couple who were killed at a Kansas fair after one suspect ordered the killings as part of a "carnival mafia" initiation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office said in a news release that Rusty Lee Frasier, 36, of Aransas Pass, Texas pleaded...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:25 pm
One of several people charged in the deaths of a couple who disappeared from a Kansas county fair has pleaded guilty. The Great Bend Tribune reports that Michael Fowler Jr., 54, of Sarasota, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of theft. A capital murder...
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December 28, 2018 - 6:43 pm
TULSA, Okla. – (UPDATE) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), and the Iola Police Department, announced that Ben Converse, the person of interest connected to the murders of Molly Wilson and John Tadlock of Iola, Kan., was located in Tulsa, Okla. The KBI, the Tulsa Police Department, and the...
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October 05, 2018 - 7:36 pm
A Wichita man has been found guilty of capital murder in the shooting deaths of his twin brother and his sister-in-law. A Sedgwick County jury on Friday deliberated only about 90 minutes before convicting Luis Alvarado-Meraz, 28, in the January 2015 deaths of Manuel Alvarado-Meraz and Lucero...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:05 pm
A fourth arrest has been made in the homicide case of a Wichita couple. Christine Tenney of Santa Fe, Texas, was arrested Thursday. According to the Van Buren Police Department, she is being charged with abuse of a corpse, felony theft by receiving, tampering with physical evidence and obstruction...
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