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Kansas AG taking lead on quadruple homicide case

By The Herald Staff | 5/17/2013

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office is taking the lead on the prosecution of Kyle T. Flack, the man charged in a quadruple homicide in Franklin County.

Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general, announced Friday his office would lead the prosecution team in the case, which involved the killing of four Ottawa-area residents, including an 18-month-old child.

The Franklin County Attorney’s office filed criminal charges May 10 against Flack, 27, Ottawa, including two counts of capital murder, four counts of murder in the first degree, one count of rape and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. The two capital murder charges make Flack eligible for the death penalty.

Stephen Hunting, Franklin County attorney, had been acting as the lead prosecutor in the Flack case. Earlier in Hunting’s career, he served as an assistant attorney general for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office as the domestic violence prosecutor, according to Herald archives.

The bodies of Kaylie Bailey, 21, Andrew Stout, 30, and Steve White, 31, were discovered May 6 and May 7 at 3197 Georgia Road, west of Ottawa. A fourth body, which is believed to be Lana Bailey, 18 months, the daughter of Kaylie Bailey, was found Saturday in Osage County.

Judge Thomas Sachse set a status conference for Flack for 1:15 p.m. July 8 in Franklin County District Court. A preliminary hearing or “preliminary examination” in the case is expected to be scheduled at the status conference.

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