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Are there constitutional (and ethical) issues raised by allowing the family of murder victims to hire lawyers to assist prosecutors as "associate attorneys" in capital prosecution?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this very interesting local article from Kansas headlined "Despite doubts, judge allows private prosecutors in case of two slain deputies."  Here is the story, with one particular line emphasized: Over the objections of defense lawyers, and despite his own misgivings, a Wyandotte County judge said Wednesday he must allow private attorneys to assist in the prosecution of a man charged with killing two sheriff’s deputies. Antoine Fielder, 30, ...
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Man charged in deaths of 2 Kansas deputies

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old man was charged Friday in the shooting deaths of two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were transporting him between a courthouse and jail. The Wyandotte County District Attorney’s office on Friday announced charges against Antoine Fielder, 30, but didn’t immediately specify what he is charged with. A news conference […]
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2 Kansas deputies slain in courthouse shooting to be buried

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Mourners are gathering to remember two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer will be buried Thursday following a joint service at 9 a.m. at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas […]
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1 deputy killed, another shot at courthouse

Two sheriff's deputies were shot Friday inside a juvenile court services building in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Wyandotte County spokesman.
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1 deputy killed, another shot in court building

Two sheriff's deputies were shot Friday inside a juvenile court services building in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Wyandotte County spokesman.
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1 deputy was killed and another shot in court building

Two sheriff's deputies were shot Friday inside a juvenile court services building in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Wyandotte County spokesman.
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Authorities: 1 deputy killed, 1 critical after being overcome by inmate

Authorities say one sheriff’s deputy is dead and another is critically wounded after they were overcome by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the Wyandotte County courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.            [Author: Associated Press]
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2 deputies shot in Kansas City, Kansas

Two sheriff's deputies were shot Friday inside a juvenile court services building in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Wyandotte County spokesman.
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2 deputies shot in Kansas City, KS

Two sheriff's deputies were shot Friday inside a juvenile court services building in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Wyandotte County spokesman.
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Report: 2 Kansas sheriff’s deputies shot near courthouse

Police say two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies have been shot near the county courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas
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2 maintenance workers charged in Kansas water park death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two maintenance workers at a Kansas water park where a boy was decapitated have been indicted in the case. The indictments unsealed Wednesday charge David Hughes and John Zalsman with obstruction of justice. Both men pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Wyandotte County Court. Hughes was maintenance supervisor at the Schlitterbahn […]
Tags: News, Ap, Kansas, Hughes, Wyandotte County, David Hughes, Kansas City Kan, Nation & World, Schlitterbahn, John Zalsman


Defendants in boy’s death at water park want separate trials

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Five defendants charged in the death of a 10-year-boy at a Kansas waterpark are seeking separate trials. The Kansas City Star reports motions filed Tuesday in Wyandotte County say Jeff Henry, John Schooley and Henry & Sons Construction want to be tried separately from Tyler Miles and Schlitterbahn Waterpark of […]
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Kansas school resource officer charged with fondling teens

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Wyandotte County prosecutors say a Kansas City, Kansas, school resource officer is charged with fondling at least three teenagers. District Attorney Mark Dupree said Thursday that 57-year-old Michael Eugene English Sr. was charged Thursday with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Dupree says a parent contacted police […]
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DA: No charges against Regents member in domestic situation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office says it will not file charges against a member of the Kansas Board of Regents who was arrested in a domestic battery case. A spokesman for District Attorney Mark Dupree says an investigation into allegations against Ann Brandau-Murguia resulted in the decision not to […]
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Ex-Wyandotte County sheriff gets probation in theft case

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing nearly $7,000 from the agency has been sentenced to a year of probation. The Kansas City Star reports that Jay Pennington was sentence on a felony theft count Friday. Wyandotte County District Attorney spokesman Jonathan Carter says Pennington stole about $6,800 […]
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Third person sentenced to life for shooting of Kansas deputy

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A third man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting and wounding a Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputy in 2015. Wyandotte County prosecutors say 21-year-old Charles Bowser was sentenced Friday to life plus 37 years for attempted capital murder and other charges. Deputy Scott Wood, who was off-duty, was […]
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Former water park executive charged in Kansas slide death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former executive with the Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy died on a giant waterslide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Tyler Austin Miles, who was an operations director for Schlitterbahn, was booked into the Wyandotte County jail Friday and is being held on $50,000 bond. Caleb Schwab […]
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Kansas regent, county-city official arrested following fight

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Board of Regents member and commissioner for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. The Kansas City Star reports that 50-year-old Ann Brandau-Murguia was arrested Friday evening and booked into the Wyandotte County Detention Center. She was […]
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3 charged in shootout with Kansas City police and FBI

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Wyandotte County District Attorney has filed charges against three men who were wounded in a shootout with FBI and Kansas City, Kansas, police officers last week. Aggravated assault charges were filed Monday against 32-year-old Jason Trevillion; 27-year-old Ernest Jones; and 25-year-old Arthur Mitchell. The Kansas City Star reports police […]
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Kansas prosecutor wants help investigating former detective

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor has asked for help in investigating a retired white police detective accused of preying on black women for sex over decades and pursuing the wrongful murder conviction of the son of one of the women. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, the first black elected district attorney in […]
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Wrongly convicted US man freed after 23 years in prison

Surrounded by news cameras and supporters, Lamonte McIntyre hugged his mother on Friday for the first time as a free man in 23 years. The 41-year-old Kansas native was wrongly convicted of a double murder and finally set free after spending more than half of his life behind bars. He was serving two life sentences. The group Injustice Watch said McIntyre’s first words were: "It’s nice outside." McIntyre was originally convicted at the age of 17 on the testimony of witnesses who later recanted. Pr...
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Man convicted of 1994 double murder makes case he’s innocent

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A hearing is underway in Kansas for a man who has spent more than half of his life in prison for a double homicide that witnesses swear he didn’t commit. KMBC-TV reports that the hearing for Lamonte McIntyre began Thursday in Wyandotte County. He’s imprisoned for the 1994 deaths of […]
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Fleeing driver charged in double fatal wreck in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 20-year-old driver has been charged with killing two passengers in a crash while fleeing from police in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that Zackery Smith was charged Wednesday in Wyandotte County with two counts of felony first-degree murder. Police say the crash happened Monday as officers […]
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4 charged in 2014 drive-by shooting that killed Kansas girl

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Four people have been charged with first-degree murder in connection to a drive-by shooting that killed a 10-year-old girl in eastern Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that two of suspects are jailed in Wyandotte County Detention Center. The district attorney’s office says another suspect is hospitalized and one suspect […]
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3 arrested in deadly 2014 drive-by that killed Kansas girl

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three men are in custody in a 2014 drive-by shooting that killed a 10-year-old girl inside a Kansas City, Kansas, home. KMBC-TV reports that police also are looking for a fourth suspect in the killing of Machole Stewart. The spokesman for the Wyandotte County prosecutor’s office didn’t immediately return a […]
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New $80M KCK soccer village ‘will help us win a World Cup’

Development of an $80 million soccer village anchored by the National Training and Coaching Development Center is progressing in Kansas City, Kan., with an end goal of helping the United States win a World Cup. David Ficklin, vice president of development for Sporting Kansas City and its ownership, Sporting Club, is overseeing the three pronged-project, which already includes 20 futsal fields spread across Wyandotte County and the recently completed Wyandotte Sporting Complex, which includes 12...
Tags: United States, Sporting Kansas City, KCK, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Kan, National Training and Coaching Development Center, Sporting Club, David Ficklin, Wyandotte Sporting Complex


Man charged in connection with triple homicide in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 28-year-old man is jailed on $1 million bond after being charged in connection with the shooting deaths of three people in Kansas City, Kansas. Prosecutors in Wyandotte County on Thursday charged Jason R. Tucker with capital murder, attempted burglary and violating a protection order. Tucker is also charged with […]
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Power 100: Robbie Makinen

Robbie Makinen aims to steer the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority in new directions, in addition to maintaining its transportation obligations. Since succeeding Joe Reardon as CEO in 2016, Makinen has worked to upgrade routes and buses and joined in the “Smart City” effort. But he also envisions the agency being a driver of transit-focused community and economic development. He’s brought on economic development pros from Wyandotte County and Blue Springs, and his strategy already… ...
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Judge dismisses case against woman in 1989 Kansas killing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a Kansas murder case against a woman who was arrested last year in the killing of a teenager nearly 30 years ago. Wyandotte County prosecutors issued a statement Friday announcing the dismissal of the case against 48-year-old Carolyn Heckert of Smithville, Missouri. They didn’t say why […]
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KC area has healthiest counties on both sides of state line

Counties in the Kansas City area were the healthiest in their respective states, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual county health rankings. Johnson County kept its spot for the best health outcomes in Kansas, with the lowest rates of premature death and highest reported quality of life. Johnson County also led the state for preventive health factors, with fewer adult smokers, uninsured and children in poverty than the state average. Its neighbor, Wyandotte County, no long...
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