OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) – A man charged with killing four people on an eastern Kansas farm has made an appearance in a packed courtroom, but stayed mostly quiet.
Twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Flack is being held on $10 million bond. He is charged with murder in the deaths of 18-month-old Lana Leigh Bailey, her mother, 21-year-old Kaylie Bailey, and 30-year-old Andrew Stout. He also is charged first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Steven White.
He appeared in a packed courtroom Monday and waived an initial preliminary hearing. He sat quietly with his attorney, acknowledging the judge once with an audible “Yes, sir.”
Another hearing was set for July 8.
A body believed to be the toddler’s was found over the weekend. The adults’ bodies were found early last week.
OTTAWA, Kan. – The man accused of murdering four people at a Franklin County farm appeared in court on Friday. The courtroom and halls were packed with people who wanted to see Kyle Flack, who faces capital charges.
Some were upset with the violence in their town.
Flack’s second appearance was short. He did not speak as he walked to and from the courtroom or in the hearing, but stared blankly ahead.
Flack’s attorney waived another reading of the complaint. Flack’s next court appearance will be in July.
He could face the death penalty.
Kansas has not executed an inmate since 1965. One factor that could keep Flack from being sentenced to death stems back to 2006, when Flack was found guilty of attempted murder for shooting another Franklin County man. Then prosecutors noted in court records that Flack had “a history of mental issues.”
Mental health issues can be a critical concern for both prosecutors and defense lawyers in capital cases.
Investigators found a body Saturday in Osage County, Kan., that they believe is 18-month-old Lana Bailey’s, though they’re still waiting on positive identification.
Investigators said they believe Lana was killed at the Franklin County farm where the bodies of her mother, Kaylie Bailey, and two men, Andrew Stout and Steven White, were found. Investigators believe Lana’s body was taken to and left in Osage County.
Flack’s Topeka lawyer is a death penalty specialist.