Trial

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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July 16, 2018 - 7:45 pm
A judge has ruled a Kansas woman accused of decapitating her ex-boyfriend's mother is competent for trial. Rachael Hilyard is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2017 death Micki Davis, 63, the mother of Hilyard's ex-boyfriend. Earlier this year Hilyard had been found not competent and...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:40 pm
A man arrested at a suburban Kansas City storage unit with two of his children and his dismembered wife's remains has been found competent to stand trial after undergoing a mental health evaluation. The ruling was made Monday during a hearing for Justin Rey in Johnson County, Kansas, where he's...
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June 27, 2018 - 4:21 am
The trial of a Wichita man charged with attempted first-degree murder of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee is underway in Sedgwick County Court. Ricky Wirths is accused of walking into a KDOR office September 19th, 2017 and shooting Cortney Holloway multiple times. Holloway had been at Wirths...
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June 22, 2018 - 4:22 am
A federal judge has delayed the trial of a Sedgwick County commissioner accused of misspending more than $10,000 in campaign funds and trying to cover it up. The jury trial of Michael O'Donnell that had been scheduled for July 10 has been continued to Sept. 18 in federal court in Wichita. The...
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