The mother of a child who was viciously attacked by a pet ferret failed to show up at her criminal defense hearing. The woman's courtroom proceedings have since been rescheduled. She was slated to appear in Kansas court on charges of child endangerment.
A 39-year-old Kansas high school teacher is facing felony charges in connection with two alleged criminal threats. The man is accused of making disturbing comments to school administrators during a sports event on May 21.
A 21-year-old man from Peculiar, Kansas, has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Information from the man's criminal defense indicates that he may have intentionally initiated a confrontation with an armed teenager. The man is facing charges of misdemeanor impersonation of an officer, along with two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
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.
A man from Olathe, Kansas, is facing serious charges after allegations surfaced that he failed to pay his taxes. The business owner could spend five years in federal prison in connection with the alleged tax evasion. He could also be required to pay a fine of $250,000, along with the remainder of his tax burden. Media reports show that the man, age 41, chose to plead guilty, a move that was likely influenced by the advice from his criminal defense attorneys.
A Northland, Kan., man pleaded guilty to killing two women during a 2011 spree, according to local sources. The man, age 27, has enlisted the assistance of a public defender to mount his criminal defense in the case. Authorities report that the man admitted to killing a 40-year-old woman and another 24-year-old woman. He pleaded guilty to two first-degree murder counts in connection with the slayings. He is also charged with two counts of abandonment of a corpse.
People with previous criminal records who commit new crimes are less likely to receive clemency during new trials. Although it is not clear whether a Wichita couple will go to jury trial in connection with alleged criminal activities, their previous history of felonies may impact their upcoming court proceedings.