Murder

April 13, 2019 - 10:30 am
A Shawnee County jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the July shooting death of another man. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 33-year-old Tony Lee Foster was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the July 9 fatal shooting of 36-year-old David Payne,...
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April 08, 2019 - 7:05 pm
State and county authorities are investigating the death of a woman in northern Kansas. A suspect has been arrested in Missouri. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Lori Shields, 38, was found dead in her home in Norton Sunday afternoon. The KBI says police in Cape Girardeau, Missouri,...
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April 07, 2019 - 8:14 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A second teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Olathe East High School senior. The Kansas City Star reports that the new suspect charged is a 17-year-old boy. He and a 16-year-old girl also charged with murder earlier this week...
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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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April 03, 2019 - 7:12 pm
Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in northeast Sedgwick County. Sedgwick County Lt. Tim Myers said deputies responding to a residential alarm a home early Tuesday found a man and woman in bed suffering from gunshots. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Myers said...
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March 27, 2019 - 7:54 pm
A Topeka man has been convicted of participating in the stabbing or strangulation deaths of three others at a Topeka house. A Shawnee County jury on Wednesday convicted Joseph Lowry, 32, of three counts of first-degree murder and several other charges in the killings in March 2017. Lowry was one of...
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March 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
A Kansas sheriff says a man who was charged along with his mother in the death of a homeless man from Oklahoma has been arrested. The Cherokee County Sheriff's office said in a news release that Ty Bohlander was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, California. Bohlander and his mother, Diana...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:18 pm
A woman has been convicted of helping to kill her cousin's ex-boyfriend whose body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence. Christina Towell, 38, of Leavenworth, pleaded no contest Thursday to felony first-degree murder in the November 2017 death of Joel Wales, 34. Other charges, including...
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March 14, 2019 - 7:10 pm
A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing a man and wounding the victim's father outside a Topeka home. John Towner Jr., 30, apologized in court Thursday before he was sentenced for voluntary manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder in the January 2018 shooting. During the...
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March 13, 2019 - 4:01 pm
A man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend's mother's boyfriend near a northeast Kansas lake. Jurors in Jefferson County found Jonathan Davis Blevins, 23, of Topeka, guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Dean Sawyer, 22. His body was found March 14, 2018, at Perry...
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