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  • BTK Back?

    03/24/2004 4:00:22 PM PST · by baltodog · 14 replies · 400+ views
    KAKE News ^ | 3/24/04 | KAKE News
    BTK Back? KAKE News A letter sent to the Wichita Eagle is believed to be from the BTK killer. The BTK killer hasn't been heard from in decades. Now it appears he may be back. BTK stands for "bind torture and kill." The seven homicides linked to BTK have never been solved, and 30 years after the serial killings began, investigators are still working on the case. And now, a fresh lead, a letter, believed to be from the BTK killer shows up at the Wichita Eagle. KAKE-TV has confirmed that some time late last week, the Wichita Eagle newspaper...
  • Minister dies watching Jesus movie

    03/22/2004 6:46:03 PM PST · by Pikamax · 85 replies · 258+ views ^ | 03/23/04 | News.
    Minister dies watching Jesus movie From correspondents in Rio De Janeiro March 23, 2004 A BRAZILIAN pastor died of a sudden heart attack while watching Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of The Christ," church officials said Monday. Pastor Jose Geraldo Soares, 43, was watching the film, which has been criticized for its violent depiction of Jesus Christ's final hours, when he suffered a "violent heart attack" in a movie theater in Belo Horizonte, capital of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, said Pastor Amauri Costa de Oliveira. Soares did not respond when his wife turned to speak to him...
  • Clinic marks anniversary [free 3rd-trimester abortions]

    01/20/2004 2:09:22 PM PST · by madprof98 · 32 replies · 555+ views
    A Wichita abortion clinic will commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by offering free services. Women's Health Care Services, led by Dr. George Tiller, will offer free third-trimester abortions to Medicaid patients Saturday. The anniversary is Thursday. In a statement, Tiller said the free abortions were his way of thanking Wichita for support during 1991 and 2001, when anti-abortion advocates staged large-scale protests in Wichita.
  • Flag Controversy

    01/08/2004 4:33:06 PM PST · by mjaneangels@aolcom · 38 replies · 1,517+ views
    KAKE News ^ | E-mail dated 1-8-04 | Not listed
    KAKE News anonymously received a copy of an interoffice e-mail from the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer of the City of Wichita. The e-mail was sent nine months ago after an American flag was removed from a city break room. The e-mail was sent to city personnel department to explain why the flag was taken down. The e-mail reads, "Let's refrain from placing things in common areas that might appear to show a preference of one group over another… Shortly after 9/11, we had flags all over the place up front. In retrospect, that was probably not appropriate either." The e-mail...
  • Raytheon wire harness work going to Mexico (350 Jobs Lost)

    11/07/2003 4:26:03 PM PST · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 247+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Friday, Nov 07, 2003 | Molly McMillin
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Raytheon Aircraft Co. will outsource its wire harness work currently done at its plant in Wichita to a multinational company with a plant in Mexico, the Machinists union said today. Labinal, a Paris-based corporation that supplies wiring systems and engineering services to the aerospace industry, will send the majority of the Raytheon wire harness work to its plant in Chihuahua, Mexico, said Steve Rooney, president and directing business representative of Machinists union District 70. About 350 people work in Raytheon's wire harness division in Wichita. Layoffs will begin in January or...
  • Defense bill fires $500 million Wichita area's way

    10/04/2003 5:31:58 PM PDT · by inPhase · 161+ views
    WASHINGTON - The 2004 defense appropriations bill that passed Congress on Thursday includes more than $500 million in Wichita-related projects. Wichita-area programs include: $280.6 million for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System, also known as JPATS, for the Air Force. Raytheon makes the JPATS, which is used for pilot training. $19.5 million for Navy JPATS. $31 million for four new UC-35 Marine Corps aircraft, which are made at Cessna. $8.5 million to buy additional aircraft from Cessna for modernization of the Civil Air Patrol. $4.9 million for Aircrew Survival Radio Test Sets for the Air Force's survival radios. The sets,...
  • Baby born on bus in Wichita

    07/28/2003 4:34:13 PM PDT · by eccentric · 7 replies · 143+ views
    KBS news | July 28 | Linda Martinez
    The local Wichita news just reported that a woman gave birth to a baby on a city bus this morning. I can't find a link to the story, but maybe I was too busy laughing...
  • Partial-Birth Abortionist Confesses He is "Going to Hell"

    03/31/2003 10:04:37 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 46 replies · 9,968+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 2/11/2003 | Agape Press Staff
    Partial-Birth Abortionist Confesses He is "Going to Hell" Wichita, KS - According to a recent Gallup poll, the majority of Americans believe they are going to heaven and very few believe in a literal hell as a place of eternal suffering for sin. But late-term abortionist George Tiller says hell is a very real place -- a location in which he plans on spending all of eternity. During a recent demonstration outside the walls of the nation's largest abortion facility, Mr. Tiller was approached by three unassuming women, each an independent sidewalk counselor. Although Tiller regularly parks his armor-laden vehicle...
  • Wichita doctor to provide abortions for free

    01/13/2003 11:13:19 AM PST · by madprof98 · 32 replies · 893+ views
    Wichita — Dr. George Tiller will provide free abortions for poor women Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Anti-abortion groups said Sunday they planed to protest when Tiller provided the free, first-trimester abortions for Medicaid recipients at his Women's Health Care Services clinic in Wichita. Tiller said in a news release that he hoped the free abortions would draw attention to the increasing pressure being placed on abortion rights. Tiller has made similar offers in the past to mark the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, Supreme Court decision...
  • Husband of Carrs' victim sues state over parole error [Wichita Massacre]

    12/10/2002 5:29:52 PM PST · by KS Flyover · 9 replies · 355+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 12/10/02 | Ron Sylvester
    The husband of a slain Wichita cellist is suing the state, claiming it negligently paroled Reginald Carr, the man who would later murder his wife. Don Walenta filed the lawsuit Monday in Sedgwick County District Court, little more than three weeks after a jury sentenced Reginald Carr and his brother Jonathan to death. The Carrs were convicted of murdering cellist Ann Walenta and four others during a December 2000 crime spree. The complaint says that if the state had not mistakenly released Reginald Carr from parole, he would have been in jail the night Ann Walenta was shot. Walenta's...
  • Carrs' cells are solitary, spartan [Wichita Massacre]

    11/19/2002 6:55:00 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 29 replies · 587+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/19/02 | Tim Potter
    State corrections officials figure eight to 12 years could pass before Reginald and Jonathan Carr receive lethal injections for a quadruple murder. In the meantime, the two brothers from Dodge City will live solitary, stark years in the maximum-security unit of El Dorado Correctional Facility. Last week, a Wichita jury sentenced them to die. To many people, their crimes were so cruel and unspeakable, any accommodation for them is too nice. Larry Heyka, father of Brad Heyka, one of four friends found shot to death in a snowy soccer field, would not comment on the prison conditions the Carrs...
  • Gallery fills with tears of joy, grief [Wichita Massacre] (3 Articles)

    11/15/2002 4:05:37 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 83 replies · 772+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/15/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Eight times Thursday, the court bailiff repeated the same sentence for Jonathan and Reginald Carr: death. For each of the four people who died kneeling before a pistol on Dec. 15, 2000, each brother received one sentence to die. Jurors wore solemn or pained expressions as bailiff Maria Marquez read their decision, which they returned shortly after 5 p.m., following seven hours of deliberations. One woman in the jury box stiffened her lips and held hands with an alternate juror sitting beside her. The woman who survived the shooting in the snowy soccer field at K-96 and Greenwich Road,...
  • CARR BROTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH-Judge Will Give out Punishment for Additional Charges Tomorrow

    11/14/2002 4:40:36 PM PST · by ewing · 75 replies · 3,351+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Nov. 14, 2002 | Eagle Staff
    Reginald and Johnathan Carr were both sentenced to death for four murders in Wichita in December 200.The jury in the Carr capital murder trial, which last week convicted the two men of the murders and a long list of other crimes agreed that both men should be executed for the capital murders.The two will be sentenced by Judge Paul Clark tomorrow on the remaining charges.
  • Now jury decides if Carrs should die [Wichita Massacre]

    11/14/2002 5:20:53 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 26 replies · 507+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/14/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Today, Reginald Carr Jr. will spend his 25th birthday waiting for a jury to decide whether he and his younger brother, Jonathan, should die for the murders of four people. As part of the penalty phase of the brothers' trial, jurors heard testimony from witnesses, which lasted a week, followed by Wednesday's closing arguments. The jury decided to begin sentencing deliberations this morning. Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston spoke softly and deliberately as she began her closing for the jury. But her voice rose, cracked and filled with emotion as she talked about the robbery and rape of...
  • Psychologist testifies for Jonathan Carr / expert cites abusive childhood [Wichita Massacre]

    11/13/2002 6:29:38 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 30 replies · 588+ views
    AP / Topeka Capital-Journal / The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/13/02 | Roxana Hegeman / Ron Sylvester
    WICHITA -- A clinical psychologist testified that Jonathan Carr told him Tuesday that he had smoked the hallucinogenic drug PCP in the hour before a home invasion that ended with four murders. The comments to psychologist Mark Cunningham came just as testimony resumed in the penalty phase of Carr's capital murder trial in Sedgwick County District Court. Carr and his brother Reginald Carr were convicted last week on murder, robbery and sex crimes charges stemming from a nine-day rampage in December 2000. A total of five people were killed. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Cunningham said Carr also...
  • Carrs knew violence and instability as children [Wichita Massacre]

    11/10/2002 7:22:27 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 49 replies · 917+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/10/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Guilty... guilty... guilty... guilty.... Ninety-three times the jury answered the charges against Reginald and Jonathan Carr. The verdicts resolved a weeklong crime spree that had turned nastier than anyone could imagine, culminating with four people shot to death Dec. 15, 2000. One woman survived to tell of a night of terror, rape and robbery that made a city cringe. But the jury couldn't answer a question that still haunted Wichita: What kind of people would do this? This past week, as the Dodge City brothers pleaded for their lives in the penalty phase of their capital murder trial, family...
  • Expert: Carr's brain wired for violence [Wichita Massacre]

    11/09/2002 8:21:04 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 33 replies · 658+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/09/02 | Ron Sylvester
    A neuropsychologist who examined Reginald Carr testified Friday that brain damage, psychological problems, alcohol and drugs all could have come into play the night he and his brother terrorized, robbed, raped and shot five people execution style in a snowy soccer complex Dec 15, 2000. "Reggie's brain is geared for not only bad behavior, but terrible behavior," said Mitchel Woltersdorf, who specializes in brain-disorderpsychology. He testified in the penalty phase of Reginald and Jonathan Carr's trial. They both face the death penalty for the shootings, which left four people dead. A psychologist who examined Jonathan Carr is expected to...
  • Police: Display not a hate crime [Wichita Massacre]

    11/09/2002 2:38:35 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 27 replies · 429+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/09/02 | Tim Potter
    Two black-faced dummies hanging by nooses in a Wichita front yard -- one resident's statement against two men convicted of a killing spree -- does not constitute a hate crime, police said Friday. "As disturbing as it may be to our community, it does not rise to the level of a crime," Deputy Police Chief Robert Lee said at a news conference. Only hours earlier, about a dozen black activists held another news conference in front of the Sedgwick County Courthouse to demand that authorities investigate the yard display as a racially motivated crime. Especially for black people, they...
  • Psychologist details Carr's troubled childhood [Wichita Massacre]

    11/08/2002 5:01:09 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 45 replies · 979+ views
    AP / Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 11/08/02 | Roxana Hegeman
    WICHITA -- A forensic psychologist testified Thursday that Reginald Carr began having sexual interaction with girls at age 6 and that he was devastated when his father abandoned the family. "Father abandonment, any parent abandonment, is a major risk factor across every study and textbook you wanted to read," psychologist Thomas Reidy said. "In this instance, Mr. Carr had a strong positive feeling about his father." Reidy's testimony came on the third day of the penalty phase of Reginald and Jonathan Carr's capital murder trial. The brothers were convicted Monday on murder, robbery and sex crimes charges stemming from...
  • Winona and the Wichita massacre

    11/07/2002 10:29:37 PM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 852+ views ^ | 11/08/02 | Michelle Malkin
    Here is a story of two trials and how they were covered in the news. Or not covered. You tell me what it says about the media's twisted values. The first trial was held in Beverly Hills. The accused was Hollywood starlet Winona Ryder, charged with shoplifting at a Saks Fifth Avenue store. A Nexis search turned up more than 500 stories on the trial published over the past week alone. Television, news and radio reporters from around the world breathlessly described Ryder's daily court attire -- her hairbands, her coatdresses, her shoes, her bra straps, her lipstick. We...
  • Carr brothers not monsters, women insist [Wichita Massacre]

    11/07/2002 4:33:26 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 53 replies · 3,015+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/07/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Juanita Culver found it hard to believe that the Jonathan Carr she knew could be facing the death penalty for a crime rampage that included multiple rapes, robberies and murders. But District Attorney Nola Foulston wanted to clarify the crimes for the 73-year-old woman from Dodge City, who testified Wednesday in the penalty phase of Jonathan and Reginald Carr's capital murder trial. Foulston showed Culver color crime-scene photos from a soccer field where four people were shot to death on Dec. 15, 2000, and asked: Did that change her mind? "No, it doesn't.... I see that stuff, but it's...
  • Carrs' mother testifies [Wichita Massacre]

    11/06/2002 4:59:13 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 33 replies · 835+ views
    Topeka Capital-Journal / AP ^ | 11/06/02 | Roxana Hegeman
    WICHITA -- The mother of two brothers convicted of killing five people pleaded with jurors Tuesday to spare the men's lives, saying her children are pretty good and what happened two years ago was a horrible mistake. "I know other families out there are probably hating me to death. I am sorry for them, but spare my children. I love them just as much as you would love your children. I believe there is good in them. There is just something went wrong along the way," Janice Harding testified. Harding said her job in Dodge City has kept her...
  • GUILTY - Now jury decides if they will live or die [Wichita Massacre]

    11/05/2002 4:37:02 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 51 replies · 857+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/05/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Today, Jonathan and Reginald Carr begin fighting for their lives. A jury Monday found the brothers guilty of killing four Wichita residents on Dec. 15, 2000. Now, the jury must decide whether to sentence the brothers to death. Judge Paul Clark ordered the penalty phase of the trial to begin this morning. "Justice has been served -- and it is long awaited," Chief Deputy District Attorney Kim Parker said. Jurors found Reginald Carr, 24, guilty of all 50 crimes charged against him, including the capital murders of Dec. 15, the first-degree murder of Ann Walenta four days earlier and...
  • Carr Brothers Found Guilty of Capital Murder

    11/04/2002 1:43:06 PM PST · by zingzang · 30 replies · 391+ views ^ | 11/04/02 | Fox News
    <p>WICHITA, Kan. — Brothers Reginald and Jonathan Carr were found guilty Monday of four counts of capital murder for the execution-style killing of four friends two years ago in a snow-covered soccer field.</p> <p>Reginald Carr, 24, and Jonathan Carr, 22, were convicted for the Dec. 15, 2000, deaths of Aaron Sander, 29; Brad Heyka, 27; Jason Befort, 26; and Heather Muller, 25.</p>

    11/04/2002 12:36:51 PM PST · by ZOOKER · 33 replies · 535+ views
    Local Radio | None | None
    Just heard, Reginald and Jonathan Carr declared guilty on over 40 counts including Burglary, Rape, Aggaravated Sodomy, and 4 counts of Murder. Nothing Follows.
  • Behind the scenes during the Carr trial [Wichita Massacre]

    11/03/2002 12:29:26 PM PST · by KS Flyover · 37 replies · 585+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/03/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Kim Parker knew that in a courtroom, no one hears the screams. For the veteran prosecutor, conveying to a jury in a quiet courtroom what she had seen in a snowy soccer field before dawn on Dec 15, 2000, would be her biggest challenge. Heather Muller must have felt the gun barrel touch her head before someone pulled the trigger. Investigators could tell that just from looking at the wound on the back of her head. She wouldn't be able to tell about that feeling. No one but one surviving woman would hear Aaron Sander plead: "Oh, God, no.......
  • Carr jury recesses for weekend [Wichita Massacre]

    11/02/2002 8:31:38 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 12 replies · 475+ views
    AP / The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 11/02/02 | The Associated Press
    Carr jury recesses for weekendJurors to resume deliberations Monday in trial of brothers accused in killing rampage WICHITA -- Behind the closed doors of a courtroom stacked with evidence, jurors deliberated all day Friday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of two brothers accused of a nine-day crime rampage that left five people dead. Deliberations were to resume Monday. Jurors must decide on a combined total of 97 counts against Reginald Carr, 24, and Jonathan Carr, 22, that stem from a quadruple killing, a single homicide and a separate robbery. By late afternoon, defense attorneys gathered in the...
  • Deliberations begin in Carr trial - Closing arguments move juror to tears [Wichita Massacre Day 18]

    11/01/2002 6:56:22 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 22 replies · 470+ views
    AP / The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 11/01/02 | Roxana Hegeman
    Deliberations begin in Carr trial Killing spree: Closing arguments that included graphic pictures of shooting victims move juror to tears WICHITA -- After emotional closing arguments from prosecutors, jurors began deliberations late Thursday in the trial of two brothers accused of a nine-day crime spree that left five people dead. One juror was in tears during District Attorney Nola Foulston's fiery oration that included a computer presentation of graphic pictures of four victims lying in the snow-covered soccer field where they died. "You have four people frozen in time -- bullets that thrashed through their brains that drew the...
  • Carrs' defense rests; jury deliberation near [Wichita Massacre Day 17]

    10/31/2002 7:32:48 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 32 replies · 473+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/31/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Carrs' defense rests; jury deliberation near After listening to agonizing details of five killings, repeated rapes and robberies, jurors in the capital murder case of Reginald and Jonathan Carr finally had something to smile about Wednesday. They'll get the case today. "We rest," said Mark Manna, one of Jonathan Carr's lawyers, after introducing his lone piece of evidence: an Amtrak train ticket from Newton to Cleveland, Ohio, for the morning of a quadruple homicide. Manna's minute-long presentation brought smiles from jurors, who'd spent the day listening to a DNA expert testify for Reginald Carr. That witness did little to...
  • Survivor's police interview rattles Carr trial jurors [Wichita Massacre Day 16]

    10/30/2002 9:38:25 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 12 replies · 531+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/30/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Survivor's police interview rattles Carr trial jurors Jurors who managed restrained reactions through weeks of emotional evidence in the Carr brothers' murder trial appeared to be on the verge of tears Tuesday morning. Some in the jury box clenched their teeth, others wiped their eyes, as the defense took the curious step of replaying the story of the state's star witness -- the survivor of the quadruple homicide. Playing the videotaped interview between the woman and police -- recorded two weeks after the Dec. 15, 2000, killings -- left courtroom onlookers moved and baffled. Reginald Carr's lawyers offered no...
  • Multiple-killings suspect unlikely to testify [Wichita Massacre]

    10/29/2002 5:49:38 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 11 replies · 357+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/29/02 | AP
    <p>WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge's decision yesterday to disallow hearsay evidence makes it unlikely that Reginald Carr, one of two brothers accused of a nine-day crime spree that left five persons dead, will testify in his own defense.</p> <p>Reginald Carr's attorney, John Val Wachtel, told District Judge Paul Clark yesterday that his client would testify that Jonathan Carr gave his brother a cell phone before leaving with an unknown man the evening of Dec. 14, 2000.</p>
  • Carr jurors get break as deliberation rules ironed out [Wichita Massacre]

    10/28/2002 12:20:18 PM PST · by KS Flyover · 12 replies · 346+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/28/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Carr jurors get break as deliberation rules ironed out While jurors take the day off from testimony, lawyers and the judge will be working today in the capital murder trial of Jonathan and Reginald Carr. Testimony has recessed until Tuesday because of scheduling with an out-of-town expert for Reginald Carr's defense. Jonathan Carr's defense doesn't plan to call any witnesses. The state rested its case Friday morning. Prosecutors, the defense and Judge Paul Clark will work today on trying to finalize jury instructions. Before the trial ends, the judge will give jurors printed instructions outlining the laws they must...
  • DNA lets the dead speak in Carr trial [Wichita Massacre]

    10/27/2002 9:30:45 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 27 replies · 620+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/27/02 | Ron Sylvester
    DNA lets the dead speak in Carr trial EDITOR'S NOTE: The Carr brothers' capital murder trial is offering, for the first time, a clearer picture of events surrounding a quadruple homicide Dec 15, 2000. In this account, drawn from testimony for the prosecution last week, forensic investigators piece together evidence. Some content is graphic, and reader discretion is advised. Heather Muller can't tell about the horrible last moments of her life. Still, she has become one of the most important witnesses against the men police suspected of raping, robbing and killing her. Muller would give the kind of testimony...
  • State rests; Carrs begin their side [Wichita Massacre Day 15]

    10/26/2002 8:32:56 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 15 replies · 434+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/26/02 | Ron Sylvester
    After finishing what appeared to be an overwhelming case Friday morning, prosecutors began dismantling the defense of Reginald Carr. District Attorney Nola Foulston and Chief Deputy Kim Parker turned around the testimony of two defense witnesses on cross-examination and kept another from testifying, sending the jury in the capital murder trial home before lunch. Reginald Carr's defense continues Tuesday, with the scheduled arrival of a DNA expert. Jonathan Carr, Reginald's younger brother and co-defendant, plans on calling no witnesses, his lawyers told Judge Paul Clark. So strong was the state's evidence -- marked by 849 exhibits -- a routine...
  • State to rest case against the Carrs [Wichita Massacre Day 14]

    10/25/2002 5:57:52 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 20 replies · 396+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/25/02 | Ron Sylvester
    State to rest case against the CarrsIt has taken three weeks for prosecutors to present all their evidence in the murder trial. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's office will rest its case this morning against Jonathan and Reginald Carr after providing a mountain of evidence in the capital murder case. Reginald Carr's defense got a head start Thursday and stalled a bit of the state's momentum with lengthy cross-examination focusing on the weakest DNA link to their client. But the sheer weight of evidence surrounding the quadruple homicide on Dec. 15, 2000, is imposing. District Attorney Nola Foulston and Chief...
  • Jurors view Wichita crime scenes / DNA ties Carrs to victims [Wichita Massacre day 13]

    10/24/2002 4:56:57 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 10 replies · 636+ views
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | 10/24/02 | AP /
    <p>WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Escorted by law-enforcement vehicles, jurors in the capital murder case of Reginald and Jonathan Carr yesterday boarded a city trolley to tour the scenes of a nine-day crime rampage nearly two years ago.</p> <p>In pouring rain, the trolley slowly drove by the house where Ann Walenta was shot, as well as the house where five friends were abducted and the soccer field where they were later shot. They also drove by the house where the sole survivor of the shootings ran for help and the spot where the murder weapon was found at the side of a highway.</p>
  • Evidence in Carr trial gruesome, unavoidable [Wichita Massacre Day 12]

    10/23/2002 5:04:02 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 34 replies · 938+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/23/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Mary Dudley spoke with a soft bedside manner Tuesday as she gave the jury a clinical view of killing in the capital murder trial of Jonathan and Reginald Carr. Testimony by Dudley, Sedgwick County's coroner, came with diagrams and color photographs of autopsies to document beatings, rapes and gunshot wounds that left five people dead in December 2000. Such evidence inevitably becomes part of any murder trial, and it can be difficult to watch. A juror fainted in one Wichita murder trial last year, but the Carrs' jurors maintained the stoic demeanor they have shown throughout the past three weeks....
  • Hate crime reversed

    10/22/2002 11:18:56 PM PDT · by kattracks · 35 replies · 469+ views ^ | 10/23/02 | Armstrong Williams
    Reginald and Jonathan Carr's final attack began on the evening of Dec. 14, when the two brothers burst into a Wichita, Kan., home and pulled out their guns. Several days earlier, the Carr brothers had taken a man hostage at gunpoint, robbing him of $800 before leaving him stranded on a dirt rode. A few days after that, they discharged a bullet into the skull of a 55-year-old female cellist, as she parked her car outside of her home. Then, on Dec. 14, the Carr brothers took five Wichita residents - three men, two women - hostage. The brothers...
  • Wichita Massacre -- The Latest in the Black Racist Hate Crime Trial

    10/22/2002 7:42:32 AM PDT · by republicman · 18 replies · 555+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Tue, Oct. 22, 2002 | Ron Sylvester
    Carrs linked to crime scene Forensic investigators connect shoe prints to brothers and tie a gun to the December 2000 killings of five people. Forensic invesigator Gary Miller shows a shoe imprint found on a windshield sunshade that he said matches the sole of a shoe Jonathan Carr lost while running from police. The sunshade was found in the triplex where five people were terrorized. A forensic lab examiner matched bullets to a gun and imprints to shoes worn by Reginald and Jonathan Carr. The aim of Gary Miller's testimony Monday during the murder trial of the Carr brothers was...
  • Luck, vivid memories helped cops [Wichita Massacre]

    10/20/2002 9:40:37 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 25 replies · 595+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/20/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Luck, vivid memories helped cops By Ron Sylvester - The Wichita Eagle - Sun, Oct. 20, 2002 Police say they sometimes rely on dumb luck and dumb mistakes to solve crimes. They had a little of both Dec 15, 2000, when a woman showed up naked on a doorstep and said she and four friends had been terrorized and then shot on a soccer field. First, she lived to tell. Then, as television stations broadcast news of a second quadruple homicide in eight days, Wichitans took it personally. They watched for stolen vehicles and suspects they had heard about....
  • Carr trial to focus on guns and DNA [Wichita Massacre Day 10]

    10/19/2002 8:12:36 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 18 replies · 354+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/19/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Carr trial to focus on guns and DNAProsecutors spend Friday laying the foundation to tie the Carr brothers to a handgun and five deaths. By Ron Sylvester - The Wichita Eagle - Sat, Oct. 19, 2002 The jury in the murder trial of Jonathan and Reginald Carr should hear lab tests about guns and DNA when testimony resumes Monday. Prosecutors spent most of Friday laying legal foundation for those reports, which are expected to tie a gun to three incidents committed in December 2000 that left five people dead. DNA evidence, prosecutors hope, will prove the presence of one...
  • Survivor says she caught STD [Wichita Massacre Day 9]

    10/18/2002 7:07:22 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 47 replies · 4,235+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal/AP ^ | 10/18/02 | Roxana Hegeman
    Survivor says she caught STD By Roxana Hegeman - The Associated Press - 10/18/2002 WICHITA -- A woman who survived a rape and shooting surprised prosecutors Thursday by telling them she had contracted the same sexually transmitted disease a detective just testified one of the suspects had. The woman alerted prosecutors after she watched live televised coverage of a police detective telling jurors that Reginald Carr had a sexually transmitted disease. The woman said that about two months after the attacks her doctor told her she had the same condition, District Attorney Nola Foulston said. Outside the jury's presence,...
  • Testimony on cellist slaying fills Carr trial [Wichita Massacre Day 8]

    10/17/2002 5:24:18 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 9 replies · 411+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/17/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Testimony on cellist slaying fills Carr trial By Ron Sylvester - The Wichita Eagle - Thu, Oct. 17, 2002 Anna Kelley said she initially dismissed her teenage daughter's claim that she had heard three gunshots outside their house on a quiet cul-de-sac in east Wichita. "That's not really the kind of thing that happened around here," Kelley testified Wednesday in the capital murder trial of Jonathan and Reginald Carr. Kelley told of the night her neighbor Ann Walenta suffered gunshot wounds that would later prove fatal. The Carr brothers are charged with Walenta's death, one of more than 100...
  • ATM photos shown in Carr trial [Wichita Massacre Day 7]

    10/16/2002 4:54:08 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 12 replies · 839+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal/AP ^ | 10/16/02 | Roxana Hegeman
    ATM photos shown in Carr trial By Roxana Hegeman - The Associated Press - 10/16/2002 WICHITA -- Family members cried and held hands in court Tuesday as prosecutors showed jurors surveillance photos from automated teller machines where their loved ones were forced to make withdrawals before they were killed. Detective Jimmie Merrick, a financial crimes investigator with the Wichita Police Department, outlined for jurors the numerous withdrawals and attempted withdrawals from the accounts of Aaron Sander, Brad Heyka, Jason Befort and a woman who survived the shootings. Merrick testified that a total of $1,830 was taken from the four....
  • 'I was afraid,' witness says [Wichita Massacre Day 6]

    10/15/2002 5:02:26 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 9 replies · 632+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/15/02 | Ron Sylvester
    'I was afraid,' witness saysToni Greene, who realized the man police were looking for was asleep on her couch, testifies at the Carr brothers trial. By Ron Sylvester - The Wichita Eagle - Tue, Oct. 15, 2002 When Toni Greene heard news reports describing one of the suspects in a quadruple homicide the morning of Dec 15, 2000, the description sounded a lot like the man sleeping on her couch. His name: Jonathan Carr. Monday, Greene was on the witness stand pointing out Jonathan Carr and his brother Reginald Carr during their multiple capital murder trial. "Shock, confusion," is...
  • Nosey mom tips off cops (Wichita Massacre)

    10/14/2002 11:36:24 PM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 579+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/15/02 | AP
    <p>WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Toni Greene told jurors yesterday that she was just being a nosey mother when she went through the jacket pockets of a young man her teenage daughter had met at the mall days earlier.</p> <p>She found a diamond engagement ring in the pocket of Jonathan Carr's leather jacket. He was sleeping on her living room couch at the time.</p>
  • AP Finally Reports Wichita Trial... But Mentions "White Supremacist" Support

    10/14/2002 3:43:54 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 74 replies · 795+ views
    <p>WICHITA, Kansas (AP) -- The grim details of how two brothers allegedly committed a nine-day crime rampage that left five people dead are being closely monitored by a community that is still shaken nearly two years after the slayings and more than a month into the brothers' murder trial.</p>
  • (2002) Media Ignore Kansas Interracial Mass Murder

    10/14/2002 4:01:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 63 replies · 9,328+ views ^ | 10/14/02 | Jim Burns
    ( - The Wichita, Kan., trial of two brothers charged with murdering five people and wounding a sixth in a December 2000 crime spree has local residents and prominent black leaders wondering why the national media have been relatively silent in the matter. Because the suspects, Jonathan and Reginald Carr, are black and their victims white, many observers in Wichita expected the brothers to be charged with hate crimes, which presumably would have sparked national news coverage. It didn't happen and some are raising the specter of a racial double standard by the national media, based on the lack of...
  • Trial opens window into night of fear [Wichita Massacre]

    10/13/2002 7:16:41 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 22 replies · 693+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/13/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Trial opens window into night of fear BY RON SYLVESTER - The Wichita Eagle - Sun, Oct. 13, 2002 "Potential homicide... multiple victims... 37th and Greenwich Road.... " Deputy Matthew Lynch was halfway through his shift on the overnight road patrol when he heard that dispatch at 2:44 a.m. He was on Webb Road, just minutes away. Lynch saw nothing as he drove south on Greenwich Road. He continued until he saw a Honda Civic in a field at the end of a median at 29th Street North. He stepped out of his Sedgwick County sheriffs' patrol car into...
  • Victims' belongings linked to defendant [Wichita Massacre Day 5]

    10/12/2002 5:01:20 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 30 replies · 841+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/12/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Victims' belongings linked to defendantAlso on Friday, a former WSU baseball player recounts being carjacked a week before the killings. BY RON SYLVESTER - The Wichita Eagle - Sat, Oct. 12, 2002 Crime scene investigators accustomed to scouring for spots, hairs and fingerprints found a mass of property belonging to the four homicide victims inside the Wichita apartment where police arrested Reginald Carr. What the investigators searched, wrapped and logged as evidence suggests greed as a motive in the shooting deaths of four people in a snowy soccer field earlier that morning, Dec 15, 2000. The property, some of...