Archive for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

8-year-old Topeka girl found dead; man arrested

March 13, 2012


— A man is jailed in Topeka after an 8-year-old girl was found dead.

The girl, Ahliyah Irvin, was reported missing about 5 a.m. Tuesday and police announced about 9:45 a.m. that she had been found dead.

Police did not immediately say how the girl died or where her body was found.

A 28-year-old man was taken into custody later Tuesday. Police did not say how he was connected to Ahliyah.


asixbury 3 years, 8 months ago

LJworld-Why do you not report anything? This is ridiculous! Thanks to Keithmile for actual information. They don't want to report names, but when the name is all over another newspaper, what is the point? When there is actual news to report, LJworld is nowhere to be found. It wasn't about KU, though, so I shouldn't be surprised.

Kyle Chandler 3 years, 8 months ago

To be fair, this is just an Associated Press pass along, no reporting was tried or attempted, it was just a cut and paste of almost local news. shut up already whiners, you are ON THE INTERNET, go ahead and proceed accordingly. Need to no more? that little google box in the corner will take you away to magical lands of (mis) information.

Crazy_Larry 3 years, 8 months ago

Kansas has the death penalty. Didn't stop this guy. I doubt it even crossed his mind. When is the last time Kansas put anyone to death? 1965. The trial costs for death cases were about 16 times greater than for non-death cases ($508,000 per death case; $32,000 per non-death case). The appeal costs for death cases were about 21 times greater. The only thing the death penalty is good for is lining the pockets of lawyers.

jhawkinsf 3 years, 8 months ago

You say Kansas has the death penalty and then say the state hasn't used it in 47 years. So, which is it, do we have a death penalty in name only or do we really have a death penalty?

Liberty275 3 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, all that. And it's barbaric. You would think we'd be passed that by now.

But what are you going to do? People that are angry because a child was murdered don't really care about numbers. I stopped supporting it because it is wrong, not because it costs extra.

The child's death is a tragedy. Everyone that needs it has my sympathy. A jury will decide the killer's fate. I defer to them.

Crazy_Larry 3 years, 8 months ago

I'm pro-life when it comes to the death penalty. Kansas almost repealed the death penalty in 2010...missed it by one vote. I wonder how much money was used to lobby to keep the death penalty and who paid it. I'm gonna guess lots and lawyers.

Mike Ford 3 years, 8 months ago

my neighbor in tammaron apartments at 32nd and Burnett's Mound murdered his wife and raped and murdered his step daughter. He pled out to avoid the Death Penalty in 1998 and died 15 months into his sentence. Topeka's wonderful.

tomatogrower 3 years, 8 months ago

All those programs were cut long ago, so the wealthy could get tax cuts.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 3 years, 8 months ago

You bet... $508K per case, they don't buy bullets the same place I do.

big_john 3 years, 8 months ago

He needs no trial. Officer: He tried to escape. Had to shoot. Case closed

tomatogrower 3 years, 8 months ago

Well, but we do have this thing called the constitution. Some people choose to ignore it, and others are clueless to what is actually in it, like that guy who said you can only run for president if both your parents were born in the US. It has at times allowed guilty people from being thrown in prison, but it has also saved innocent people from going to prison. It's called a fair trail.

skinny 3 years, 8 months ago

informitive article! That's my LJWorld for ya! I had to read the Topeka and Kansas City paper just find out what was going on!! Wake up LJWorld!!

Flap Doodle 3 years, 8 months ago

Capital punishment eliminates recidivism for those who get a ride on Old Sparky.

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