Douglas County District Attorney Charles Bransonannounces that today, Thursday, March 21, 2019, Leavenworth, Kansas resident Christina L. Towell, 38, entered a plea of guilty to first degree murder - felony murder in the November 2017 homicide of Joel Wales.
“This was a heinous and calculated murder. We are very relieved to provide closure to Joel’s family,” stated DA Branson following today’s hearing.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today, Tuesday, March 19, Tria L. Evans, 39, was sentenced for the first degree murder of Joel Wales, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, arson, and aggravated burglary.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Topeka resident Dominique J. McMillon, 20, pleaded no contest today (March 5, 2019) to battery for his part in a fight that led up to the deadly October 1, 2017 incident on Massachusetts Street. McMillon started the fight that quickly escalated when multiple other parties became involved.
District Attorney Charles Branson announces that on Monday, February 4, 2019 a jury convicted Lawrence resident Tria L. Evans, 39, of first degree murder and other felony crimes for her part in the November 2017 murder of Joel Wales. The jury also convicted her of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, arson, and aggravated burglary.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that late yesterday a jury convicted former Lawrence, now Wichita, resident Albert N. Wilson, 23, of rape by force or fear. The jury was hung on a second rape charge. The Court set a hearing for January 16 at 2:00 p.m. to determine if the State will retry that charge. Wilson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty of the second charge filed in the case. Charges are merely allegations of criminal conduct.