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Preliminary hearing in quadruple homicide case to begin Tuesday

By The Herald Staff | 3/7/2014

The preliminary hearing for a 28-year-old Ottawa man who is accused of committing a quadruple homicide in May 2013 is set to begin 10 a.m. Tuesday in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa. The proceeding is scheduled to last two days.

Kyle T. Flack faces charges of capital murder, first-degree murder, attempted rape and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the deaths of Kaylie Bailey, 21, Andrew Stout, 30, Steven White, 31, and Kaylie Bailey’s 18-month-old daughter, Lana Leigh Bailey. The bodies of Kaylie Bailey, Stout and White were discovered May 6 and May 7 at 3197 Georgia Road, west of Ottawa. Lana Leigh Bailey’s body was discovered about dusk May 11 in Osage County by an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy.

Flack was arrested by Franklin County Sheriff’s officers May 9 after being apprehended in Emporia. He is being held in Franklin County Jail on $10 million bond.  

Vic Braden, Kansas deputy attorney general, Stephen Hunting, Franklin County attorney, and James Ward, assistant Franklin County attorney, are prosecuting the case for the state. Ronald Evans, a Topeka-based court-appointed lawyer, is handling Flack’s defense. District Judge Thomas H. Sachse is presiding over the case.

A preliminary hearing is a proceeding to determine if enough evidence exists to require a trial. If Judge Sachse determines there is sufficient evidence to believe that the defendant committed the crime, Flack will be bound over for trial. 

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