Archive for Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Preliminary hearing delayed for suspect in Osage County quadruple homicide

June 16, 2010


— A preliminary hearing in the case of a former Columbia, Mo., city official charged with killing four family members in Kansas has been delayed.

The hearing in the murder case against Kraig Kahler was scheduled for June 22-23 in Osage County District Court.

The Columbia Tribune reports that the Kansas Attorney General's office said Tuesday that the hearing was delayed until Aug. 19-20 because Kahler's attorneys needed more time to review 3,500 pages of new discovery documents.

Kahler faces capital murder charges in the deaths of his wife, 44-year-old Karen Kahler; his daughters, 18-year-old Emily and 16-year-old Lauren; and his grandmother-in-law, 89-year-old Dorothy Wight. The shootings happened Nov. 28, 2009, at Wight's home in Burlingame.

During the hearing, Kahler's 11-year-old son, Sean, will testify by remote television. He was able to escape uninjured during the shootings.


Maddy Griffin 7 years, 9 months ago

How sad that an 11-year-old child has to re-live that.

booklover 7 years, 9 months ago

Where are all the spam checkers this morning LJW? 4th story in a row.

Richard Payton 7 years, 9 months ago

Ship to Gitmo if found guilty by his peers.

ralphralph 7 years, 9 months ago

3,500 pages of "newly discovered" documents? Oh, Columbus!

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