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Judge approves closed hearing in Ottawa quadruple capital murder, rape case

Updated: 2014-01-16T19:21:39Z

— A judge has granted a request to close an evidentiary hearing in the case of an eastern Kansas man accused of killing three adults and a child in rural Ottawa last year.

Franklin County District Judge Thomas Sachse on Thursday granted the state's motion to close the Feb. 13 hearing for Kyle T. Flack, who is charged with capital murder.

Attorneys for Flack did not object to the state's request.

Flack is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder, rape and criminal possession of a firearm in the deaths last May Andrew Adam Stout, Steven Eugene White, Kaylie Kathleen Bailey, and Bailey's 18-month-old daughter, Lana-Leigh.

Flack's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11.

The Associated Press

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