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Death penalty sought in Franklin County quadruple murder case

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:04 a.m.

Prosecutors filed notice Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the shotgun killings of four people in Franklin County, Kan., last year.

The death penalty notice was filed after 28-year-old Kyle Flack was arraigned in Franklin County District Court. A judge entered not-guilty pleas on his behalf, and a September 2015 trial date was set after Flack waived his right to a speedy trial.

Flack is charged with capital murder in the killings of Kaylie Bailey, 21, of Olathe, and her 18-month-old daughter, Lana Bailey. He is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the deaths of Andrew Stout, 30, and Steven White, 31.

Besides the intent to seek a death sentence for the capital murder charge, prosecutors filed notice that they will seek “hard 50” sentences for Flack on the two first-degree murder counts. That means if he is convicted, he will have to serve 50 years in prison before being eligible for parole.

Flack is also charged with illegal possession of a firearm. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed an amended complaint charging Flack with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery against Kaylie Bailey, who was found naked from the waist down with her hands bound behind her back.

A judge in March ordered Flack to stand trial on the charges after a day and a half of preliminary hearing testimony.

The bodies of the three adults were found in a house and a garage owned by Stout outside Ottawa. Lana’s body was found several days later stuffed into a suitcase and floating in a creek in Osage County. Physical evidence showed that she had also been killed in the house, according to preliminary hearing testimony.

To reach Tony Rizzo, call 816-234-4435 or send email to trizzo@kcstar.com.

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