A woman accused of giving her ex-boyfriend the guns that he used in a shooting at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston pleads guilty to a reduced charge. That woman admitted in court that she didn’t tell authorities despite knowing her boyfriend, a convicted felon, illegally had those firearms. The shooter was killed by police at the end of the attack.
There’s another delay in the sentencing for a Topeka man accused of helping a would-be jihadist’s plot to set off a bomb at Fort Riley. The judge in the case is considering whether the crime qualifies for the five-year sentence prosecutors want. The defense attorney is asking for five years’ probation. Sentencing is now set for Oct. 18.
Near four years in prison is the sentence for a man convicted of attacking a student in a high school bathroom last year. Court documents claim he went into East High School through an unlocked door, followed the girl into a restroom, and then groped her as she tried to leave.
A civilian worker at Fort Leavenworth is accused of throwing a flammable liquid on his supervisor, lighting her on fire and attacking her with a straight edge razor. He’s charged with a count of assault with intent to commit murder. Another worker was hurt when she tried to stop the attack.
The justice department blasts undercover gun stings in Wichita and four other cities six years ago. The report finds federal agents didn’t have proper experience or supervision. The ATF operation was designed to disrupt illegal gun sales in Wichita, plus St. Louis, Milwaukee, Boston, and Pensacola.