Trial

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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November 21, 2018 - 6:18 pm
A judge has found sufficient evidence for three men to stand trial in a double homicide in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Matthew Hutto, 19, Richard Showalter, 31, and Bradley Sportsman, 41, were bound over for trial Tuesday. They're each jailed on $1 million bond on charges that...
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October 17, 2018 - 11:46 pm
The trial of a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s child and hiding his body in concrete continues. Steven Bodine, is accused of one count of first-degree murder and other charges. Prosecutors say Evan Brewer's father made nearly fifty calls to police between March and September of last year...
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Dreamstime
September 17, 2018 - 6:49 pm
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of raping and trying to kill a young girl last year. 24-year old Corbin Breitenbach has been charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary. He is representing himself without an attorney for this...
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Dreamstime
September 08, 2018 - 4:44 pm
A judge has ordered two men to stand trial in the shooting deaths of a man and woman in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Saturday that 20-year-old Nashid Rayon Rivers and 19-year-old Marquis Dantre Hazard are charged with murder in the deaths of Serena Lee Garcia and Marcus Howard Denton...
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August 22, 2018 - 9:33 pm
A judge has rejected a Topeka man's claim of self-defense in the fatal shooting of another man. Zachary Buck-Schrag, 21, was seeking immunity from prosecution, claiming he shot Travis Larsen, 37, in self-defense in January. Shawnee County District Judge Mark Braun rejected the motion Wednesday and...
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August 09, 2018 - 7:58 pm
A man who owed about $400,000 in taxes who was convicted of shooting and wounding a Wichita tax agent has been sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison. Ricky Wirths was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty in June of attempted first-degree murder for shooting Cortney Holloway five times at a...
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