Lawyers for a Kansas man accused of killing four people have been granted more time to prepare their response to prosecutors’ attempts to use their defendant’s comments to police after the shootings.
Kyle Flack, 28, is accused of killing Kaylie Bailey, 21, of Olathe; her 18-month-old daughter, Lana-Leigh; Andrew Adam Stout, 30, of Ottawa; and Steven Eugene White, 31, of Ottawa. He’s charged with first-degree murder in connection with deaths of Stout and White.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Flack for the deaths of Kaylie Bailey and her daughter.
The adults’ bodies were found in last May at a rural house outside Ottawa. The child was believed to have been killed there too, but her body was found in a suitcase in a creek in nearby Osage County.
Franklin County Judge Eric Godderz on Friday set Aug. 29 to take up a motion concerning whether Flack’s statements to authorities should be admitted during his trial, which has been tentatively scheduled for September 2015.
A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office detective testified earlier that Flack told him he had killed White. Flack’s lawyers have said Flack’s statement shouldn’t be considered during trial because Flack made it after he asked the detective if needed a lawyer.
“Defense is conducting its own investigation as to the facts and circumstances regarding these issues and said investigation is incomplete,” Flack’s attorney Tim Frieden said in the motion asking for more time.