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April 2013 Archives

Former officer gets life in prison for sex crimes

A 28-year-old former Kansas police officer has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the sexual abuse of two young children. The man decided to proceed with a bench trial, during which a judge found him guilty of the sex offenses. Media reports show the man was accused of committing sexual assault on a 3-month-old child, along with another 1-year-old youngster.

Kansas City Woman Faces Hearing for Attempted Murder

A 23-year-old Kansas City woman has made her first videoconference court appearance in connection with the attempted murder of her children. The woman is mounting a criminal defense against the charges, which allege that she held her kids under water in an attempt to drown them.

Indoor Gardeners' Home Unfairly Raided

Their only crime was growing a garden in their basement. Authorities raided the home of two former CIA employees in Leawood, Kansas, last year after discovering that the family had purchased hydroponic growing equipment. Officers reportedly suspected that the family was growing marijuana and committing other drug crimes in their home, based on hydroponic equipment purchases from hardware stores and other sources. Now, the couple is seeking legal relief by suing under the Kansas Open Records Act to determine exactly why they were unfairly targeted in this multistate drug bust.

KC Teens Accused of Killing Elderly Woman

A 17-year-old and another unnamed juvenile suspect have been detained in connection with the St. Patrick's Day stabbing of a 70-year-old woman. The pair is accused of breaking into the woman's home in Kansas City. They had intended to rob the home. The two suspects in the case could face juvenile crime charges, but it is also possible that they will be charged as adults. It appears that the victim in this case was stabbed more than 30 times.

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