PARSONS, Kan. (AP) - A former Montgomery County man pleaded guilty to killing a southeast Kansas woman and her three children in 2013. The Kansas Attorney General's office said 26-year-old David Cornell Bennett Jr, formerly of Cherryvale, pleaded guilty Monday to capital murder and three counts of first-degree premeditated murder. Bennett pleaded guilty in the November 2013 deaths of 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her three minor children in Parsons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say four people are in custody after a carjacking led to one of the suspects being shot by Kansas City police. Authorities say a carjacking in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday led to a police chase that ended when the car stopped in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, near City Hall. Police spokeswoman Stacy Graves says the four suspects fled into a parking garage. Three were arrested but Graves says the fourth suspect disregarded commands from officers and shots were fired.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Saline County authorities say a homeless man who was found badly burned in a field near Salina apparently started a fire to stay warm and then fell asleep. Sheriff Roger Soldan says 49-year-old Brett Hageman, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was found unconscious Saturday by firefighters who responded to a fire just north of Salina. Authorities found a lighter nearby and believe Hageman started the fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a death sentence stand for a south-central Kansas man who fatally shot a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid. The high court declined Monday to review Scott Cheever's case. Cheever faces lethal injection for killing Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels as Samuels tried to serve a warrant at Cheever's rural home about 75 miles northeast of Wichita.
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