OSWEGO, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas assistant attorney general says her office hasn't decided yet whether to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a 29-year-old woman and her three young children. Assistant Attorney General Amy Hanley made the comment today about the murder case against David Cornell Bennett Jr., but she declined to discuss the case further. The Cherryvale man is charged with capital murder and other charges in the death so of Cami Umbarger and her children.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka police have arrested two men suspected of burglarizing a home where three people were found shot to death on Sunday. Police say officers responding to a report of a burglary in progress early this morning found two people in the backyard with items taken from the home. Police Capt. Scott Conklin says he couldn't say if there was any connection to the homicides.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Dodge City man has been bound over for trial in the 2008 death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. A Ford County judge yesterday ordered Brock Cunningham to be tried on first-degree murder and child abuse charges in the deaths of Natalie Pickle. The girl's death by blunt-force trauma to the head was ruled a homicide, but Cunningham wasn't arrested until earlier this year.
LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - A man who was arrested after being chased through a northeast Kansas department store by a topless woman who accused him of being a peeping Tom has been charged with misdemeanor breach of privacy. Thirty-five-year-old Jeremy F. Bradley, of Raytown, was charged yesterday in Lenexa Municipal Court. Police say the woman chased him through the store after allegedly seeing a hand holding a cellphone under the changing room partition. He was arrested a few blocks away.
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