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November 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm
A Wichita man who intentionally ran over a dog has been sentenced to a year in jail. Cole Ford Carter, 20, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to cruelty to animals, criminal threat and a misdemeanor criminal carrying of a weapon. Carter killed a 13-year-old Bichon-Frise and Maltese mix,...
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October 30, 2019 - 8:12 pm
A Kansas woman who helped defraud people facing foreclosure on their homes has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. Federal prosecutors said Ruby Price, 74, of Bonner Springs, was sentenced Wednesday for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. U.S. Attorney Stephen...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:03 pm
A Wichita man has been sentenced to three life terms for 25 felony sex crimes with six children. Damian Isaac Hallacy, 41, is appealing the sentence ordered Wednesday. The investigation began in 2017 after a man found sexual messages from Hallacy on his wife's phone. The probable cause affidavit...
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October 21, 2019 - 9:03 pm
Prosecutors say a computer software engineer has admitted threatening cyberattacks against websites that criticized a Wichita attorney's work. VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett, 37, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of making extortionate threats via the internet. Dorsett...
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October 21, 2019 - 8:57 pm
Authorities say a California trucker working for a Kansas freight brokerage has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing a load of meat valued at more than $160,000. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that Gegham Avetisyan, 37, of Valley Village, California, was sentenced Monday...
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October 18, 2019 - 6:04 pm
A Wichita lawyer has been sentenced to probation after admitting he stole more than $900,000 from an elderly client with dementia. Larry Toomey was sentenced to two years of probation, with an underlying sentence of 26 months, on Friday. He pleaded guilty in April to felony theft. Prosecutors say...
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October 16, 2019 - 8:07 pm
A former Wichita attorney who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients has been sentenced to three years in prison. Christopher O'Brien, 69, was sentenced Tuesday and was also ordered to pay $603,000 in restitution. O'Brien pleaded guilty in March to embezzling. He also agreed to turn...
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October 16, 2019 - 8:02 pm
A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 11 years and four months in a case in which the reasons for the charges remain unclear. BJ Lauri, 45, was sentenced Wednesday for kidnapping and sexual battery. An affidavit detailing the allegations against Lauri was sealed after a judge determined the victim's...
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October 09, 2019 - 6:51 pm
A Wichita man has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for robbing a convenience store last year. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister's office said the sentence was imposed Tuesday on Willie Smith, 39. He pleaded guilty to a single robbery charge in June. U.S. District Judge John Broomes also...
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October 04, 2019 - 6:55 pm
A Wichita woman has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison in the death of her son, 2, after he refused to eat a hot dog. Elizabeth Woolheater, 24, was sentenced Friday for the May 2018 death of Anthony Bunn. Woolheater pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder and two counts of...
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