Husband faces trial in shooting of wife, two sons
06/12/2014 2:09 PM
08/08/2014 10:24 AM
A 38-year-old man is facing a July trial on charges he tried to kill his wife and two small children.
Pettix McMillan faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shootings that occurred on March 24 in their west Wichita house. All three victims – a 36-year-old woman and boys ages 13 and 5 – are recovering from their wounds.
Sedgwick County District Court Judge Dave Dahl bound McMillan over for trial following a preliminary hearing earlier this week. McMillan’s bond is set at $1 million. His trial is slated to start on July 14.
Following the shooting incident, police said the two oldest victims fled the house on Parkdale and asked different neighbors to call 911. When officers arrived at the house near Central and Maize Road, they discovered the younger son inside. He had been shot in the head.
The gunman was gone. The ensuing search included K-9 units, and they found the husband in a wooded area east of the house next to Cowskin Creek about two hours after the shooting. Following a brief chase on foot, McMillan was apprehended near Central and Maize.
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