Guilty Plea

January 08, 2019 - 6:23 pm
A convicted felon has pleaded guilty in a Topeka beating death. Howard Dale Burchfiel, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to reduced felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary. He had faced charges that included first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he beat Allen Wichman, 66, in June...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:19 pm
A Missouri woman who intentionally drove her vehicle into the Kansas River in Kansas has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, entered the plea Monday. As part of the plea, she won't be eligible for parole for 25...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm
A Kansas man who worked at a center for children with developmental disabilities pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say William Bresee, of Fontana, pleaded guilty Monday to possession of child pornography and three counts of distribution of child pornography. Bresee...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:26 pm
An emergency medical technician in Jackson County, Kansas, has admitted to stealing morphine. Federal prosecutors said Colby VanWagoner, 33, of Mayetta, pleaded guilty Wednesday to obtaining a controlled substance by deception and making a false statement during an investigation. VanWagoner worked...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:02 pm
A gang member who fled to Mexico after a Topeka killing will be sentenced in February. Fernando Diaz, 25, pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Christopher Galvan, 22. In July 2015, Galvan was found wounded in a crashed car. He died three days later. Diaz initially...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:57 pm
A former Kansas bank teller has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the savings and loan where she worked. The U.S. attorney's office says Theresa Williams, 49, of Leavenworth, Kan., entered the plea Monday. She admitted through her plea to embezzling $13,000 from Mutual Savings Association in...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:39 pm
A former Maize teacher pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student, 17. Prosecutors said Johnny Yelverton, 45, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of unlawful sexual relations. An affidavit released earlier this year says Yelverton had sex with the female student in his classroom...
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November 30, 2018 - 2:10 am
A man who authorities say had been drinking heavily for a week with his wife has pleaded guilty in the death of one of his twin sons. Authorities say 34-year-old Kyle Kempton smothered his 2-month-old son after rolling over onto him while they were in bed in August. The Sedgwick County District...
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November 20, 2018 - 8:49 pm
A former Kansas City-area teacher and swim coach has pleaded guilty to secretly filming a sexual encounter with a minor in 2013. James Russell Green, 54, of Blue Springs, Missouri, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court, but still faces several sex crime charges in state court. Green taught and...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:26 pm
A California man has admitted making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game, Tyler R. Barriss, 26, pleaded guilty to making a false report resulting in a death, cyberstalking and...
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