A weary traveler in the desolate Old West is relieved to see an inn. He is invited in and the owner’s beautiful young daughter makes conversation with him as he relaxes. Suddenly, he’s hit on the head with a hammer and his body is dumped through a trap door. This is how the Benders–the quintessential demented family of murderers seen so often in horror movies–operated.
On March 19, 2004, in a letter to The Wichita Eagle newsroom the BTK killer emerged once again, after nearly 30 years of silence, to terrorize the city of Wichita. This desire for fame and public recognition would be his undoing.
For three decades, the BTK killer terrorized Wichita. He would cut the phone lines, break into the house and wait for his victim to come home. Then the murders inexplicably stopped, and the trail went cold, until March 2004 when BTK resurfaced, this time in a letter to a newspaper.
Two convicted — and executed — killers are now back on the suspect list for the December 9, 1959, murders of the Walker family of Sarasota, Florida. The men, Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, were hanged for the notorious November 15 Clutter family killings in Kansas that occurred during the same year.
On November 15, 1959, convicts invaded the Clutter home looking for money. When they found none, they slaughtered the family. The brutal murders were the inspiration for Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood.
A Kansas woman has filed a negligence lawsuit relating to the case of David Kwiatkowski, who is believed to have taken his patients’ intravenous drugs and used the infected needles on the patients. The suit alleges that one hospital and two staffing agencies had knowledge of Kwiatkowski’s activities, and failed to pass on that information.
Earlier today we reported that an 18-year-old Kansas woman has been charged with sodomy in connection with allegations that she molested a 3-year-old boy. Now, Fox 4 Kansas City reports that the accused teen, Ashleigh Geist of Olathe, was herself the victim of molestation at the hands of her father.
An 18-year-old Kansas woman faces a penalty of 25 years to life in prison for allegedly molesting a 3-year-old boy. Ashleigh Geist, a recent high school graduate from Olathe, is charged with aggravated criminal sodomy for a crime that police say took place on July 9.
In 1985 mass murderer Remeta and his companions killed their way through the South, and then descended on Grainfield, Kan., like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, leaving death, pain and misery in their wake.