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.
The Kansas Supreme Court has renewed Judge James McCabria’s appointment as chief judge of Douglas County District Court — a role he took on just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, bringing unprecedented circumstances to courts everywhere.
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.
On one of numerous dates that Rontarus Washington Jr.’s case was once set to go to retrial, counsel instead met Monday to firm up deadlines and hearings leading up to a trial nearly 10 months away.
All people entering courtrooms, court offices or adjacent hallways will still be required to wear masks in Douglas County District Court, despite the county’s health order expiring last week.
Traffic court is resuming on Friday mornings in Douglas County after being placed on hold since March 2020.
An attorney fighting to get Sarah Gonzales-McLinn’s hard-50 sentence overturned has come to an agreement with prosecutors: they’re asking for 25 years to life instead for the 2014 murder.
Although many Douglas County District Court hearings are still occurring via Zoom videoconferencing, few are now being publicly livestreamed on YouTube, in large part because of the burden to court staff.
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