Guilty Plea

June 13, 2019 - 7:56 pm
A Baldwin City woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her mother's boyfriend at a northeast Kansas lake. Jefferson County Attorney Josh Ney announced Thursday that Ashlyn Hemmerling pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder after prosecutors presented evidence in her trial in Jefferson...
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May 21, 2019 - 8:06 pm
A Kansas man who led troopers on a 100-mph chase has pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge. Federal prosecutors say Codey Elsasser, 26, of Arlington, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a short-barreled rifle that was not registered. Prosecutors say Elsasser was driving 88 mph in a 65 mph zone...
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May 15, 2019 - 8:36 pm
A Texas woman has admitted to her role 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 said Christine Tenney, 39, of La Marque, Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday to...
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May 14, 2019 - 6:53 pm
A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's young son. District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release that Lucas Diel, 26, accepted a plea deal Monday in the death of Anthony Bunn, 2. The boy was found unresponsive in a home in May 2018. Police...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:55 pm
A Nebraska woman involved in a crash that killed three Kansans will be sentenced in June after accepting a plea agreement. Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller confirmed Monday that Maria Perez Marquez, 49, of Omaha, pleaded guilty in April to three misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide and one...
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April 24, 2019 - 8:23 pm
A former Linn County Attorney has admitted that he stole equipment worth an estimated $75,000 from the county. John Sutherland, 68, of Mound City, pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and lying to investigators. Sutherland was Linn County Attorney for 20 years before becoming an assistant...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:36 pm
One of three Topeka men charged in a triple homicide in downtown Lawrence has pleaded guilty to attempted voluntary manslaughter. Ahmad Rayton, 23, was scheduled to go to trial Monday but accepted the plea deal Wednesday. He had previously been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree...
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March 20, 2019 - 7:17 pm
A Kansas man could face up to thirty years in federal prison after admitting that he drove to Missouri to meet what he believed was a woman willing to sell her young daughter for sex. Federal prosecutors say Michael David Mitchell, 64, of Ottawa pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate travel to engage...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Authorities say a former president of a credit union in Topeka has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that Connie Marie Kent, 52, of Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft from a credit union and has agreed to repay nearly $40,000. She...
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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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