Trial

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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June 14, 2018 - 12:38 pm
A former employee of the Wichita YMCA who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at the center will go to trial this summer. Caleb Gaston on Thursday waived his preliminary hearing. He's accused of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl and of raping a four-year-old girl, both in...
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May 29, 2018 - 11:16 am
The woman who admitted to a reporter in a jail in Dallas, Texas, that she killed Wichita's Laura Abarca and took her baby in November of 2016 is due in court Tuesday. Baby Sophia is now almost a year-and-a half old; in 2016, her mother was shot and killed, allegedly by Yesenia Sesmas. Sophia was...
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May 08, 2018 - 7:09 pm
A Kansas City woman has pleaded guilty to selling heroin that led to one of her customers nearly dying. The customer overdosed at a home in Overland Park, Kansas, in April 2016. She was found unconscious and revived when emergency responders administered Narcan. After the near-death experience, the...
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April 27, 2018 - 10:59 pm
The man accused of shooting the owner of a restaurant in Delano, has been found guilty on all counts. The jury on Friday found Reginald Kane guilty on charges that included attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. Acosta took the stand this past week saying Kane robbed and shot him...
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Ted Woodward
April 27, 2018 - 12:16 pm
A Wichita jury has handed down its verdict in the trial of the man accused of shooting Ruben Acosta, the owner of Ruben's Mexican Grill in Delano. The jury found Reginald Kane guilty on all nine counts, including attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. Acosta was shot last June during...
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April 24, 2018 - 10:21 pm
A number of witnesses have testified in the trial of a man accused of shooting a Wichita restaurant owner, including the owner himself. Reginald Kane is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, assault, and battery. Ruben Acosta took the stand on Tuesday to tell his story of...
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