Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Kansas City, Kansas resident Pierre P. Walker, 20, was sentenced earlier today following his January jury trial conviction on three counts of aggravated robbery and felony cruelty to animals. The Court sentenced him to 102 months for the first aggravated robbery conviction, 59 months for the second aggravated robbery conviction and 43 months for the third aggravated robbery conviction. The Court ordered the sentences be served consecutively for a total of 204 months in prison, which is the maximum sentence allowed by law.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces the Douglas County Women’s Substance Use Disorder Prosecutor-Led Diversion and Treatment Program (WDP) is ready to accept its first referrals and participants. The DA’s Office is launching the program this month and will accept a total of 8-12 participants annually. The goal of the program is to reduce justice system involvement by non-violent, female offenders with substance use disorders through engagement in comprehensive substance abuse treatment. Diversion to substance abuse treatment can reduce substance
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Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Lawrence resident Jaered A. Long, 19, was sentenced on Tuesday to 586 months in prison for the murder of his grandmother, Deborah L. Bretthauer. Long was originally charged with first degree murder as a juvenile in the stabbing death of Ms.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces today that following a preliminary hearing the Court bound over Topeka residents Anthony Roberts, Jr., 20, Ahmad Rayton, 22, and Dominique J. McMillon, 19, on charges related to the October 1 Massachusetts Street triple homicide. A trial date was scheduled for May 14 and bond amounts remain unchanged.