Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces today that Marquis J. Young, 28, Lawrence, entered pleas to aggravated battery and abuse of a child on Monday, May 22, 2017, in the Division 5 courtroom of the Douglas County District Court.
After careful review of the prior trial testimony in State of Kansas v. Galen Satoe, 2014CR000948, and all evidence available to the State, a decision has been made not to proceed with a third trial at this time. The State remains convinced this crime occurred; however, without additional evidence to present to a jury, we cannot conclude that another trial would result in a different outcome.
The District Attorney’s Office will offer no additional comment.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Carrody M. Buchhorn, 42, is expected to have a first appearance on Monday, April 17 in the Pro Tem Division of the Douglas County District Court. Buchhorn is charged with felony murder associated with the death of an infant in a Eudora daycare in September 2016.
Bond has been set at $250,000 cash/surety.
All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Charges are merely allegations of criminal conduct.