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April 26, 2019 - 7:59 pm
A former employee at the downtown Wichita YMCA was sentenced to 27½ years in prison for sexually assaulting two young children. Caleb Gaston, 22, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded no contest in February to two counts of rape. Authorities say in January 2018, Gaston sexually abused a 3-year-old and a...
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April 23, 2019 - 7:08 pm
A Topeka man convicted of killing a Lawrence man at a northeast Kansas lake has been ordered to spend life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years. County Attorney Joshua Ney says Jonathan D. Blevins was sentenced to the "Hard 50" Thursday in Jefferson County District Court. A jury...
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April 22, 2019 - 8:20 pm
A man has been sentenced in a case of abuse against his 2-month old son. Thomas Avery Harper of Wichita, was sentenced Friday to six years and four months in prison. Prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge in exchange for his guilty plea to aggravated battery and child abuse that stems from...
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April 22, 2019 - 7:22 pm
A Kansas man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for driving to Missouri because he believed a woman was willing to sell her daughter, 10, to become his sex slave. Federal prosecutors say Michael David Mitchell, 64, of Ottawa was also ordered Monday to pay $5,000 to the Justice of...
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April 19, 2019 - 7:04 pm
A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing two passengers in a crash while fleeing from police in Kansas City, Kansas. Zackery Smith, 21, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in February to an amended charge of second-degree murder. As part of the plea, prosecutors dropped...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:20 am
A 38-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years in the shooting death of a man whose body was set on fire in rural Lawrence. Christina Towell, of Leavenworth, was sentenced Thursday. She pleaded no contest last month to first-degree felony murder for...
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April 16, 2019 - 4:52 am
A man has been found guilty of killing five people in September 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that jurors on Monday convicted 38-year-old Brandon Howell of five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies. The jury deliberated for less than two hours...
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April 12, 2019 - 5:02 am
A Hoisington man pleaded guilty in the death of 2-year-old Iviona Lewis, whose body was found last March in a rural Barton County field. Multiple agencies searched door-to-door for the missing girl. After an investigation Chaz Stephens was arrested. According to authorities he was the boyfriend of...
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April 09, 2019 - 9:20 pm
A southwest Missouri man who was driving during a police chase that started in Joplin and ended in Kansas has been sentenced to four years in prison. Marquis Sanders, 20, of Carterville, was sentenced Monday for felony child endangerment and resisting arrest. Joplin police pursued Sanders' vehicle...
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April 01, 2019 - 7:17 pm
An Arizona who ran a drug house in Kansas City, Kansas has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Jose Badilla, 35, of Phoenix, was sentenced Monday on counts involving the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, and possession of firearms in...
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