Crime & Courts

Trial delayed for Wichita man accused of trying to kill his family

Pettix McMillan, 39, is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for March 24 the shootings of his 36-year-old wife and two sons, ages 13 and 5, in their west Wichita home in the 300 block of North Parkdale, near Central and Maize.
Pettix McMillan, 39, is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for March 24 the shootings of his 36-year-old wife and two sons, ages 13 and 5, in their west Wichita home in the 300 block of North Parkdale, near Central and Maize. File photo

The trial of a Wichita man accused of trying to kill his family has been delayed until March of next year.

Pettix McMillan, 39, is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for the March 24 shootings of his 36-year-old wife and two sons, ages 13 and 5, in their west Wichita home in the 300 block of North Parkdale, near Central and Maize.

The woman and older boy were shot in the torso, according to the criminal complaint filed against McMillan in Sedgwick County District Court this past March. The younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

All survived the attack.

McMillan trial had been scheduled to begin Monday in Sedgwick County District Court. It was postponed to March 30, 2015, at the request of McMillan’s attorney, court records show.

McMillan, a trucking company employee, was found competent to stand trial in April. He remains jailed on $1 million bond.

Police have said an argument between the couple over an older child who did not live at the house preceded the shootings.

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