Law

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January 01, 2018 - 4:41 am
Tyler Barriss — the man accused of making a swatting call in Wichita that left a 28-year-old man dead by police gunfire — is expected to appear in a California courtroom sometime this week in connection with the case. The court appearance would be the first step in bringing Barriss to Kansas to...
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December 31, 2017 - 1:28 am
Court documents highlighting new details surrounding the December 9 fatal shooting of 45-year old Randy Gibson from Wichita have been released. Wichita police were called to the 2200 block of Parkridge, where they found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg. The man said that someone else had been...
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December 30, 2017 - 2:03 am
Kansas law makes some false calls to police a felony that can be punished up to 13 months in prison for a first-time offender. In light of the tragic shooting of an unarmed man due to "swatting," many people wonder what the laws in Kansas have to say about the consequences of making false calls. In...
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December 22, 2017 - 8:26 pm
SCHERTZ, Texas (AP) — The death of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a stray bullet when deputies near San Antonio opened fire on a woman being sought for crimes is a "tragic accident," a Texas sheriff said Friday. The woman, 30-year-old Amanda Jones, was also fatally shot in the incident...
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December 20, 2017 - 11:05 pm
A Liberal High School teacher bonds out of jail after being booked on rape and sexual battery charges. Tyson McGuire, a track and cross country coach and teacher at Liberal High School was arrested earlier this month after two female student-athletes reported that he touched them inappropriately...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:43 pm
A probable cause affidavit released Wednesday details the case against a woman and her boyfriend, both of whom have been charged with murder in the death of 3-year old Evan Brewer at a south Wichita home. Evan's remains were found September 2nd inside the Wichita house where his mother once lived...
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December 18, 2017 - 10:02 am
A man charged in a deadly Lawrence shooting is arguing self-defense. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that an attorney for Steven Drake III is asking the court to dismiss a first-degree murder charge in the September killing of Bryce Holladay. The defense motion says Holladay was allowed into...
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December 16, 2017 - 3:58 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee. WIVB-TV reports the man flashed a fake badge and gun at a Starbucks in Buffalo around 11 p.m. Friday. Police say the man claimed he was a detective...
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December 16, 2017 - 2:54 am
A Blue Springs, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a sheriff's deputy in Johnson County, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old William Luth will face a recommended sentence of more than 40 years in prison after entering the plea Friday. A second suspect, Brady...
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December 16, 2017 - 1:00 am
A Kansas judge has ruled that a homeless man who dismembered his wife's body and sleeping with her remains is not competent to stand trial. Justin Rey is accused of dismembering his wife in a Missouri hotel room. He told investigators that he slept in a Kansas storage unit with her remains and that...
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