Murder

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January 28, 2019 - 4:57 am
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January 25, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Authorities have charged a man in the death of a suburban Kansas City woman. Police in Olathe said in a news release that Raymond Thomas McCanness, 51, was charged Friday with first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult. District Attorney Steve Howe identified the victim as Sharon...
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January 11, 2019 - 7:37 pm
A man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said. Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny, disheveled and wearing shoes...
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January 02, 2019 - 7:43 pm
A Wichita man who admitted beating his girlfriend to death with a shovel has been sentenced to 35 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Travis Becker Jr., 38, was sentenced Wednesday for the death of Perla Rodriguez, 42, who was the outreach director for the Wichita Area Sexual Assault...
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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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Dreamstime
December 01, 2018 - 9:13 pm
Eleven years after her death and nine years after Justin Thurber was convicted of her murder, the family of Jodi Sanderholm is back in court. In June, Kansas' Supreme Court ordered attorneys to go back to district court in Cowley County to decide whether Justin Thurber is developmentally disabled...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:55 am
A man whose abduction of a 10-year-old Kansas girl sparked a massive manhunt before she was found dead in Missouri has lost his appeal of his conviction and death sentence. The Kansas City Star reports that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected the claims of 44-year-old Keith...
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November 21, 2018 - 6:23 pm
A judge is barring an attorney from representing the man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others in downtown Lawrence. Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny says she has "grave concerns" about the competency of Jennifer Chaffee. Pokorny cited a laundry list of...
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DREAMSTIME
November 18, 2018 - 1:06 am
The boyfriend of a woman found dead in her home after being beaten with a shovel has pleaded guilty to killing her. The Wichita Eagle reports that 38-year-old Travis Becker Jr. entered the plea Friday afternoon in a Sedgwick County courtroom to reduced charges of first-degree felony murder and...
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November 16, 2018 - 6:53 pm
A Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of a young boy. D'Khari Lyons, 23, of Manhattan was arrested Thursday. He is jailed on $500,000 bond and does not have a listed attorney. Police in Manhattan responded on Nov. 8 to a call that an infant was not breathing...
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