Trial

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May 29, 2019 - 8:18 pm
The federal trial against a border activist charged with harboring migrants in a case advocates say is politically-motivated began Wednesday with jury selection. Scott Daniel Warren was arrested in 2018 when Border Patrol agents found him at a property used to provide aid to immigrants in Ajo,...
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May 10, 2019 - 8:23 pm
The man accused of crashing into an off-duty Wichita Police Officer, killing him and his son, will go to trial. James Dalrymple is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Stacey Woodson and his young son Braeden in April of 2018. The crash happened on April 27, 2018 at...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:28 pm
A woman convicted of killing a Lawrence man has filed a civil case claiming her attorney was ineffective during her trial, including not arguing for a battered woman defense. An attorney for Sarah Gonzales-McLinn, 24, says the post-conviction relief case is not about whether she is guilty but about...
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March 26, 2019 - 7:09 pm
A man who is charged with kicking a toddler and shouting racial slurs inside a Wichita grocery store has been found competent to stand trial. A Sedgwick County judge on Tuesday ruled that Trace Riff could face trial on several charges, including attempted aggravated battery. Prosecutors say Riff...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:32 pm
The fraud case of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell is now in the hands of jurors. The judge gave jurors an hour to get organized and begin deliberations before he dismisses them for weekend. O'Donnell faces 23 counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering related to his...
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February 28, 2019 - 8:55 pm
A former Kansas legislator accused of fraudulently taking $10,500 from campaign funds for his personal use has told jurors it is offensive and outrageous to him that anybody would assume he would steal money. Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell took the stand Thursday to defend himself...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Opening remarks Monday in the trial of a former Kansas legislator offered jurors contrasting portrayals of his handling of campaign funds. Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell is accused of fraudulently taking $10,500 from campaign funds for his personal use. He faces 23 federal counts of...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:49 pm
A Missouri woman accused of driving her car into the Kansas River has pleaded not guilty in her daughter's drowning. Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Dingledine is accused of driving into the river...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:17 pm
A man is claiming self-defense after he was charged with wounding a teen whose friends were shooting fireworks at a Lawrence apartment building. Rashan Gill, 20, is scheduled to be tried in January on one count of criminal discharge of a firearm. His attorney is citing the state's "stand your...
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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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