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 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.
A 22-year-old Platte City man pleaded not guilty earlier this month to killing a 22-year-old co-worker with a hatchet and slashing a 21-year-old Ferrelview woman with a razor.