Trial

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August 23, 2017 - 9:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The grandmother of a woman suing over her 2013 firing from the Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has testified the woman's failure to go to church was a factor in her dismissal. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Margie Canfield also told jurors Tuesday in Topeka,...
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August 23, 2017 - 9:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man accused of raping and trying to kill a Wichita girl, 7, will go on trial. Corbin Breitenbach is charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary. Prosecutors allege he broke into a woman's condo in June and...
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August 14, 2017 - 10:18 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out one of the charges against a Kansas man accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants in the meatpacking town of Garden City. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren granted a defense motion to dismiss a firearms charge against Curtis Allen. The...
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August 14, 2017 - 9:57 pm
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Prosecution of a Kansas man accused of sexually assaulting several women has grown to $80,000. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Jackson County attorney Shawna Miller decided early this year to seek a special prosecutor because charges against Jacob Ewing continued to grow...
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July 31, 2017 - 9:16 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has again delayed the trial of a southeast Kansas woman accused of embezzling more than $5 million from a now-defunct credit union. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Monday put off until Nov. 14 the jury trial for Nita Rae Nirschl on an 81-count federal...
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July 14, 2017 - 9:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The second trial of a man charged with fatally shooting a woman in Kansas City, Kansas, has ended in another hung jury. Wyandotte County jurors deadlocked Thursday after hearing the case against Antoine Fielder, 29. He is charged with murder in the June 2015 shooting death...
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July 11, 2017 - 10:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A preliminary hearing for three suspects in a triple homicide in Topeka will be in September, after defense attorneys asked for more time to prepare. The preliminary hearing for three of four suspects in the March 12 killings at a north Topeka home was scheduled for Tuesday. But...
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July 10, 2017 - 9:27 pm
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A former caretaker is set to go on trial this fall on charges alleging that she doctored the will of her western Kansas employer to make herself the primary beneficiary of his more than $20 million estate instead of the Fort Hays State University Foundation. The Hutchinson News...
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June 29, 2017 - 11:41 pm
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Another woman has testified against a northeast Kansas man who is facing a string of sexual assault allegations that have divided his tight-knit hometown. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the woman told jurors Thursday that Jacob Ewing, 22, of Holton, sodomized her and...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:28 am
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Northeast Kansas jurors in the second trial of a man facing a string of sexual assault charges that have divided the small town of Holton heard testimony from one of his accusers. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2tomMZy ) reports that the woman testified Tuesday...
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