Murder

July 15, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Authorities say a Kansas man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer hunters. Steven Meredith, 33, of Junction City, entered the plea Friday. His trial had been scheduled to start Monday. Prosecutors...
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June 28, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown says Ayoola A. Ajayi will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnaping and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. Watch the latest video at
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June 27, 2019 - 7:26 pm
A Kansas man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing a woman who he left to die in woods in suburban Kansas City. Korrey Raine White Rinke, 25 of Ottawa, had been charged with capital murder and rape in the 2016 death of Julianna Pappas. 46, of Overland Park. Under a plea deal announced Tuesday,...
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June 23, 2019 - 12:49 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has refused to shorten the time a man will spend in prison over a November 2014 murder in McPherson County that authorities say he planned. The court ruled unanimously Friday against Samuel Darrah of McPherson. He pleaded no contest to charges including first-degree murder...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:34 pm
Court paperwork shows immunity has been offered to a man charged with murder in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of the couple's teenage daughter and her friend. The June 14 filing says Ronnie Dean Busick, 67, was offered immunity in exchange for information in...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:24 pm
A Topeka man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Thursday that David Wood Jr., 43, is charged in the death of Kyong "Carol" Wood, 69. He is also charged with felony interference with law enforcement. Investigators say...
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June 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
A man has been sentenced to 46 years and two months in prison for breaking into a Topeka home with three other people and killing a man after they robbed a doughnut shop. Erion Kirtdoll, 25, was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the death of Tyrone Baggett...
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May 21, 2019 - 10:10 pm
Wichita Crime Stoppers is asking for help to solve a cold case murder. On March 17th, 2017 a caller to 911 reported seeing a woman lying on the ground near Crawford and Seneca. Police Officer Kevin Weehler says the officers found Sandra Flores, 26, dead at the scene. "It was determined that she had...
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May 21, 2019 - 5:12 am
Authorities say a suburban Kansas City teen was killed when an $8 Xanax deal fell through. The Kansas City Star reports that the affidavit released Monday in the case against Matthew Lee Bibee Jr. says 17-year-old Rowan Padgett was killed in March after Bibee arranged to buy the anxiety medication...
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May 10, 2019 - 7:23 pm
A driver, attempting to get away from police, crashed, killing two people and injuring her passenger, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. During a court appearance Friday, Mia Collins, 24, was charged with nine counts, including aggravated battery, possession of methamphetamine...
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