Trial

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May 16, 2017 - 5:51 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man accused of killing his neighbor will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. Lawyers for Rontarus Washington Jr., 20, was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday for first-degree murder in the November 2014 death of Justina...
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May 15, 2017 - 8:09 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of drunkenly causing a crash that killed two clients of an organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities. Sedgwick County jurors found Bret Blevins. 56, of Wichita guilty of 14 counts, including second-degree murder, involuntary...
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April 28, 2017 - 6:07 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A fifth person charged in the shooting death of a Pittsburg State University student pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Darius Rainey agreed to the plea deal Friday in the October 2014 death of Taylor Thomas, 20. The Joplin Globe reports District Attorney Michael Gayoso...
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April 28, 2017 - 5:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Kansas man whose case drew attention because of a tattoo spelling murder backward on his neck. The court on Friday rejected an appeal from Jeffery Wade Chapman of his first-degree murder conviction in the 2011 death...
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April 18, 2017 - 7:34 pm
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — The first trial has started for a man who is charged with sexually assaulting a teenager and five women in a case that has divided the small Kansas town of Holton. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the trial focuses on claims that Jacob Ewing, 22, sexually assaulted the...
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April 11, 2017 - 6:08 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Multi-state crime spree suspect Alex Deaton's cases in Mississippi's Rankin County will be presented to a grand jury this month. But District Attorney Michael Guest says that it will be a while before he stands trial in the Magnolia state. Guest says Kansas authorities have...
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March 30, 2017 - 9:02 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The long-time best friend of former lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton is poised to testify at trials in Iowa and Wisconsin about how Tipton created computer code that enabled him to predict winning numbers. Robert Rhodes, a Texas businessman who has known Tipton for...
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March 23, 2017 - 7:43 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman accused of killing her estranged husband in Leavenworth, Kansas, has been found mentally unfit to stand trial. The Leavenworth Times reports that a Leavenworth County judge on Wednesday made that ruling after Barbara Frantz, 50, of Kansas City, Kansas,...
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