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Twice-Paroled Man Charged With 17 Counts After Brutal Attack On Family Members

Posted on December 12, 2016, Criminal Defense

Sedgwick County prosecutors recently levied a total of 17 charges against 47-year-old Hassan Lamont Wright after a brutal attack on his own niece and her two young daughters. The defendant had been out on parole for less than one year prior to the attack, which was only the latest incident in a long history of […]

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Feds Decline Criminal Charges In Atchison Grain Elevator Explosion

Posted on December 2, 2016, Criminal Defense

Five years after a catastrophic explosion at an Atchison grain elevator took the lives of six workers, federal investigators concluded their inquiry deciding not to file criminal charges against the facility’s owner. A state-led investigation already determined the explosion was accidental and caused by the combustion of grain dust at the elevator. While the U.S. […]

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Johnson County Man Arrested For Arson Of Ex-Girlfriend’s Home In Overland Park

Posted on November 25, 2016, Criminal Defense

A Johnson County man was recently arrested in connection with a blaze that destroyed his ex-girlfriend’s home in Overland Park. Prosecutors charged the man with two counts of arson and one count of violating a protective order and filed a motion revoking his bond over related charges accusing the man of aggravated battery against his ex-girlfriend […]

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Kansas City Man Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Olathe Rapper

Posted on November 15, 2016, Criminal Defense

A Johnson County jury recently found a Kansas City man guilty of first-degree murder and assault for the shooting death of an aspiring Olathe rapper outside an Overland Park bar over an altercation in the parking lot. While the defendant, in this case, did not pull the trigger himself, prosecutors nonetheless held him responsible for […]

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Kansas Parks Department Reaches Settlement With Widow Of Man Killed At Antelope Lake

Posted on November 2, 2016, Uncategorized

Almost five years after her husband drowned just yards away from her in a bizarre night time boating incident, a settlement has been reached with the widow. The $33,000 settlement was finally approved by members of the Kansas State Finance Council, comprised of Governor Sam Brownback and top Republican and Democratic leaders from the State […]

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Kansas Court Of Appeals To Rule On “Stand Your Ground” Self Defense

Posted on October 25, 2016, Criminal Defense

The Kansas Court of Appeals recently heard arguments from state prosecutors on why murder charges should be reinstated against a man they say committed a premeditated attack. A Finney County district judge had already granted the defendant’s immunity from prosecution after he determined the suspect acted in self-defense and that prosecutors could not sufficiently demonstrate […]

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Investigators Examine Water Slide That Killed Olathe Boy

Posted on October 15, 2016, Personal Injury

A group of independent investigators recently travelled to Schlitterbahn water park to examine the deadly waterslide, which took the life of a 10-year-old Olathe-boy over the summer. The team of engineers is expected to comb over every inch of the attraction, which also injured two women, to find out what exactly when wrong on the […]

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Juvenile Crime Reform Bills Aims To Save Lives And Money

Posted on October 4, 2016, Juvenile Crimes

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed a new juvenile crime reform bill to help transform the way low-level minor criminals are treated by the state’s criminal justice system. Reformers call the bill the crown jewel in this year’s legislative session, which could actually end up saving Kansas tens of millions of dollars over the next […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Posted on September 25, 2016, Drug Crimes

At a recent forum hosting candidates for Shawnee County District Attorney, all three Republican candidates rejected the idea of marijuana legalization in the county and state. Mike Kagay, Karen Wittman and Keen Umbehr all believe the risks outweigh any benefits legalization might have on the general public. While Kansas recently decreased penalties and neighboring states like […]

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Repeat DUI Offenders Could Be Placed in 24-7 Sobriety Program

Posted on September 12, 2016, DUI

Repeat DUI offenders in Kansas could be placed in a 24-7 sobriety program aimed at both punishing offenders and treating chronic violations. The program is being explored by the Kansas Attorney General and aims to keep state highways safe while clearing space in Kansas jails. While Kansas public policy currently focuses on enforcing drunk driving […]

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