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December 26, 2017 - 7:51 pm
A Topeka man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a fatal drive-by shooting, but he'll be eligible for parole after serving 25 years. Christopher Shawn Pattillo, 19, was sentenced Tuesday for the 2016 killing of Brian Miller, 20. Pattillo was convicted of felony first-degree murder...
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December 15, 2017 - 8:18 pm
A Blue Springs, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a sheriff's deputy in Johnson County, Kansas. William Luth, 25, will face a recommended sentence of more than 40 years in prison after entering the plea Friday. A second suspect, Brady Newman-Caddell, is due in court Thursday...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:27 pm
A third man has been convicted in the killing of a suburban Kansas City gun shop owner during an attempted robbery. The trial for Nicquan Midgyett, 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, was underway when he pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to...
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December 08, 2017 - 9:06 pm
A man accused of killing a woman and her daughter, in August, will not face the death penalty. In a plea deal on Friday, Keith Hawkins, 20, admitted to killing Alyssa Runyon, 24, and her daughter, Zaylynn Paz, 4, in August at their duplex in Newton. He was later arrested in Texas. Hawkins, a...
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October 30, 2017 - 10:31 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 187 months in federal prison for trafficking a girl, 17, for sex. John H. Dickerson, 35, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty in August to one count of the sex trafficking of a minor and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a...
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October 26, 2017 - 9:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka woman has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a baseball bat killing in a downtown Topeka apartment. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ebony Lanay Porter, 31, will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary...
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October 24, 2017 - 8:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has pleaded guilty in the July 4, 2016 death of a pedestrian. Jason Patterson entered the plea Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. Patterson was charged in the death of Tara French, 60. She was hit by a truck on the west side of Lake...
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October 23, 2017 - 9:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of his daughter, 4. The Kansas City Star reports that Devondre Sanders, 28, was scheduled to go to trial Monday but instead entered the guilty pleas. Sentencing is set for Dec...
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October 16, 2017 - 5:29 pm
PRATT, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected of killing or wounding people in Mississippi, New Mexico and Kansas has been sentenced in Kansas. Local media report Alex Deaton was sentenced Monday to nearly thirteen years in prison and $4,000 in restitution for shooting a Pratt convenience store clerk in March...
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October 13, 2017 - 10:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man has been convicted of manslaughter in the drunk-driving crash that killed a western Missouri county commissioner. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday announced the conviction of Wesley Michael Hays, 30, of Pleasanton, Kansas. He was also convicted...
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