As identity theft becomes an increasingly common crime throughout the nation, a shocking case from Wichita highlights the ease with which an identity can be stolen and assumed. An illegal immigrant accused of hijacking an elementary school teacher's identity is abandoning her criminal defense to reach a plea deal in the court battle, which has gone on for more than a decade.
A murder suspect implicated in the killing of a South Carolina doctor has made his first court appearance after he was extradited from South America. Criminal defense experts say that the 44-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 39-year-old pediatrician. She died in Overland Park, according to authorities.