Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2011

Defense wins motion in trial of man accused in quadruple slaying in Osage County

July 28, 2011


Lyndon, KS

— A former Missouri city official accused of killing four family members in Kansas will be able to present evidence of a relationship between his wife and another woman.

Lawyers for 48-year-old James Kraig Kahler are expected to argue their client suffered a mental breakdown as a result of that relationship.

Kahler is charged with four counts of capital murder in the November 2009 shootings of his wife, Karen Kahler; their two teenage daughters, Emily and Lauren Kahler; and his wife's grandmother, Dorothy Wight, at Wight's Burlingame home.

Kahler's wife had filed for divorce in January 2009 in Columbia, Mo., where he was working as a city utilities official.

A judge in Osage County District Court ruled for the defense Wednesday on the issue of the other-woman evidence. The trial is scheduled to start Aug. 8.


Steve Jacob 6 years, 10 months ago

Um, what the heck does that have to do with anything?

LawrenceRez 6 years, 10 months ago

srj - it is commentary about circumstances... Having served on a jury in Dallas mid 2000's things like this matter immensely... They are most likely going to go for a temporary insanity defense... Or, attempt to have an alternative conviction on a lessor charge...

jackpot 6 years, 10 months ago

Hey when did we move to Lyndon,Ks? Map is showing Lawrence Airport in Lyndon. Lyndon is on hiway 75, not even close to 10,40,or 59

4accountability 6 years, 10 months ago

I guess grasping at straws is the only option to defend the murderer X 4 women, including two of his own daughters.

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