A Lawrence woman who was wrongly convicted of killing a boy who had died from natural causes is hoping for community support to start putting her life back together.
An expert’s report has concluded that a 9-month-old Eudora boy likely died of natural causes, and the Douglas County district attorney will not continue prosecution of Carrody Buchhorn, whose conviction in connection with the boy’s death was overturned.
The case against Carrody Buchhorn, charged in connection with the death of a Eudora infant in her care, has been dismissed.
Carrody Buchhorn, whose murder conviction was overturned last year, will have a new preliminary hearing to determine whether she should stand trial again, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Carrody Buchhorn’s 2017 second-degree murder case was remanded for a new trial — but now prosecutors are seeking a new expert in place of an embattled coroner, and Buchhorn’s attorneys think the legal process needs to go back a step further.
The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeals ruling that reversed Carrody Buchhorn’s conviction in the 2016 death of 9-month-old boy at the Eudora child care center where she worked.
Kansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday raised questions about a coroner’s theory that “depolarization” in an infant’s brain had caused instantaneous death at the hands of a child care provider.
The Kansas Supreme Court will review the high-profile Douglas County murder case of Carrody Buchhorn, who was charged with killing a 9-month-old boy at a Eudora daycare but whose conviction was overturned this summer.
The Douglas County District Court has denied a motion for a change of judge after the defendant’s derogatory statements in private phone calls about the judge assigned to her murder case were publicized by prosecutors.
A Lawrence attorney has filed a complaint against the Douglas County district attorney for “spiteful, malicious” conduct, called for an investigation of the former coroner, and says the DA’s office should be disqualified from handling his client’s case.
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