GUILTY Ks - Nicole Fisher, Luke Davis & Matthew Leavitt, Slain, Topeka, 12 March 2017

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  1. los2188

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    3 found dead in North Topeka home; TPD asking for public's help
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    http://www.wibw.com/content/news/415999974.html



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    Thank goodness they have the suspect's in custody. I just can't wrap my head around anyone dying for stuff that's so stupid. The story doesn't say this is drug related, but the circumstances sure sound like it was drug related. This surely couldn't have been worth the death of 3 people and imprisonment of 5 others. And with it being a triple homicide, most of them will probably get life or worse. Such a waste.


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    The youngest charged and the youngest victim was 19. I wonder if there is some background between the two?

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    more at ... http://www.wibw.com/content/news/416171044.html


    http://ksnt.com/2017/03/13/victims-family-speaks-out-after-triple-killing-in-north-topeka/
     
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    more at ... http://www.wibw.com/content/news/416171044.html

    more at ... http://cjonline.com/news/local/crim...a-triple-murder-defendant-tells-judge-tuesday
     
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    Sounds like we don't know the whole story. It will be interesting to see how this case proceeds and what evidence comes out. I would like to know what they find in the car and what story that evidence supports.


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    Judge consolidates hearing for North Topeka triple murder defendants
     
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    Joseph Krahn pleads no contest in North Topeka killings; deal seeks 150-year sentence - October

    Krahn will never leave prison for series of planned, ‘brutal’ murders in North Topeka - November

    The other four defendants are:

    — Brian Joseph Flowers, 33, two counts of first-degree murder and other charges. Jury trial starts March 19.

    — Joseph P. Lowery, 31, three counts of first-degree murder and other charges. Jury trial starts April 9.

    — Shane Andrew Mays, 19, two counts of first-degree murder. Jury trial starts March 12.

    — Kora L. Liles, 31, three counts of first-degree murder and other charges. Jury trial starts on Feb. 12.


    Hearing sheds new light on triple homicide, rape revenge the possible motive - September

    Witness to north Topeka triple murder tells what happened inside the house - September

    District attorney charges fifth defendant, Kora Liles, with two counts of first-degree murder tied to triple homicide - September
     
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    Prosecutors reject proposed plea deal in north Topeka triple murder

    http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Prosecutors-reject--476723953.html

     
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    Jury selection starts Monday in Liles murder trial

    Kora L. Liles, 32, is charged with three counts of felony first-degree murder in the killing of each victim; three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of aggravated kidnapping; and cultivating, distributing or possessing methamphetamines and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

    Twelve jurors and three alternate jurors will be chosen to hear the case.

    Of the other four defendants, Joseph Aaron Krahn, 35, was sentenced Nov. 17 to three consecutive life terms of 50 years each for each victim. Krahn strangled Davis and Leavitt and asphyxiated Fisher. Krahn pleaded no contest on Oct. 19 to three counts of first-degree murder. As part of the plea agreement, other charges were dismissed.

    Three other defendants are scheduled to be tried.

    On Oct. 22, Brian Joseph Flowers, 33, is to go on trial charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder in the slayings of Leavitt and Fisher; two counts of aggravated kidnapping; one count of aggravated assault; and one count of aggravated robbery.

    Defendants Joseph P. Lowry, 31, and Shane Andrew Mays, 20,will go on trial on Sept. 24.

    Jury selection starts Monday in Liles murder trial
     
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    Liles testifies in own defense in North Topeka triple-slaying case

    The violent deaths of three people resulted in part from two men reacting to allegations that a woman they knew had been sexually assaulted several weeks before the murders, an attorney for one of five defendants said Monday.

    That defendant, Kora Liles, told jurors herself she did not spearhead the violence inside 115 N.W. Grant that left Luke Davis, 20; Nicole Fisher, 38; and Matthew Leavitt 19 dead.

    Liles, 32, took the stand Monday in the sixth day of her murder trial. She also testified she didn’t point a gun at anyone or threaten anyone, and said she wasn’t present at N.W. Grant when the three were attacked and killed.
     
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    Liles: Sex assault smoke screen for car theft
    On Tuesday, Liles focused on how protecting her honor was something of a smoke screen for another crime in the case.

    “They were using that as an excuse because they stole that car,” Liles said from the witness stand. Liles was referring to Leavitt’s red Pontiac, which was stolen just after Leavitt drove it to the N.W. Grant address to run an errand.
     
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    The mother of a Topeka murder victim grieves daily for her son, she said Wednesday after a jury found Kora Liles guilty of 11 counts related to last year’s triple homicide.

    Liles, 32, was found guilty of three counts each of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated kidnappingin the deaths of Matthew Leavitt, 19, Nicole Fisher, 38, and Luke Davis, 20. They were found dead in the basement of a home at 115 N.W. Grant Street on March 12, 2017. Liles was also convicted of two drug charges related methamphetamine found in her room at the home.

    'Overwhelming grief': Mother of Topeka homicide victim reacts to guilty verdict
     
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    'Overwhelming grief': Mother of Topeka homicide victim reacts to Kora Liles' guilty verdict

    Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said he would seek consecutive life sentences for each murder conviction. Liles would have to serve 25 years for each, or 75 years, before being eligible for parole. District Judge David Debenham will decide her sentence Sept. 5.

    Closing arguments in the trial painted different pictures of Liles' involvement in the victims' deaths.

    Prosecutors, calling her "the queen bee," argued that evidence showed she actively aided in the kidnapping and assault and knew what would happen when she left the house to form an alibi by appearing on Walmart surveillance video.

    Defense attorney Gary Conwell, meanwhile, told jurors there was no way to know whether Liles intended for Leavitt, Fisher and Davis to die or only participated out of fear for her own life.
     

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