Judge Admits Quadruple Homicide Suspect's Statements

By: The Associated Press; Greg Palmer
By: The Associated Press; Greg Palmer
A judge has ruled that statements from the suspect in a quadruple homicide in Kansas can be used at his trial.

Kyle Flack, left, of Ottawa, Kan., sits with his court-appointed lawyer, Ronald Evans, head of the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit in Topeka, during a hearing in Franklin County District Court Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Ottawa, Kan. Flack, 28, is charged with capital murder and other charges in the slaying of four people, including an 18-month-old girl, at a farm in rural eastern Kansas last spring. (AP Photo/The Ottawa Herald, Abby Eckel, Pool)

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that statements from the suspect in a quadruple homicide in Kansas can be used at his trial.

Franklin County District Court Judge Eric Godderz ruled Friday that statements from 29-year-old Kyle Flack will be admitted during his trial in September 2015.

Flack is charged in the deaths of two men, one woman and the woman's 18-month-old daughter in May 2013. The adults' bodies were found outside Ottawa. The child's body was found in nearby Osage County. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Flack made the statements during questioning by investigators.

The defense contended the questioning should have ended at least twice because Flack twice mentioned legal representation. . Godderz ruled that the statements appeared to be voluntary.


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