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.
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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.