Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that this morning Lawrence resident Angelica M. Kulp, 40, pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder and aggravated burglary. The plea agreement from the first-degree murder charge to intentional second-degree murder was only offered to Kulp after discussion with and approval by the victim’s family.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces today a jury convicted Eudora resident Sean G. Weeks, 40, of three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The jury found him not guilty of a fourth count of the same charge.
The victim who is now 15 years old came to investigators and reported the abuse in September of 2014. Investigators learned Weeks began abusing the victim at the age of six and he continued the abuse until the victim was 10 years old.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Lawrence resident Dustin D. Walker, 31, was sentenced today in the Division Five courtroom of the Honorable Paula B. Martin. This follows the March jury trial conviction for the 2014 fatal shooting of Mr. Patrick D.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today a Douglas County jury convicted Oskaloosa resident Joshaua L. Back, 34, of the May 25, 2015 second-degree-murder of 45-year-old Lawrence resident Tracy Dean Lautenschlager. The jury also found him guilty of felony theft.
[Topeka, KS – April 11, 2016] Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law Senate Bill 367 regarding juvenile justice reform. The Kansas County and District Attorneys Association (KCDAA) provides the following response: