Carlo Brewer, father of 3-year-old Evan Brewer, remembered his son in court Monday morning as he read a statement during the sentencing of Stephen Bodine. Bodine will be in prison for at least 109 years for the abuse and killing of Evan.
Judge Steve Ternes told Bodine: “Your acts were disgusting and cowardly and monstrous.” Evan’s death, Ternes said, could have been avoided with a phone call asking family or law enforcement to take him.
The Wichita Police Department is investigating eight weekend robberies that occurred over a two-day span. Police believe the armed robberies are part of “three different sets.” Two teens have been arrested.
A 15-year-old suspect was hospitalized after he restrained and strangled a 66-year-old Smith County woman in Smith Center, KBI said, adding he fled on horseback before being shot by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers.
Federal Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas found core provisions of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in a ruling in response to a Republican-backed lawsuit. It could affect insurance for Americans.
The price of a “backcountry access” permit at Little Jerusalem Badlands State park is back up for discussion after the Nature Conservancy in Kansas, who own the land, said they haven’t approved the fee.
Keeshaun Milo was found guilty of murder in the Wichita shooting death of Michael Hamilton during a 2016 drug deal, the Sedgwick County district attorney said. He was trying to buy marijuana, family said.