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.
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.
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.
Despite a hefty reward and an “Unsolved Mysteries” episode about his death, there is still no closure for Alonzo Brooks’ family.
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.
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday reversed the conviction of Carrody M. Buchhorn and remanded the case to Douglas County District Court.
An attorney argued Thursday that his client was convicted based on a coroner’s junk science, aided by a natural human desire to hold someone accountable for the tragic death of a 9-month-old baby.
Testimony of the embattled former coroner for Douglas County will likely face further scrutiny as a 2004 cold case has been determined to be a homicide.
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