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Man gets 88 months for his involvement in 2010 Pittsburg murder

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Updated September 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM:  Charles Mitchell has been sentenced to 88 months for his involvement in the death of Ian Monaghan.

The evening of July 26, 2010, Monaghan was found shot to death in a field on South 190th Street near Pittsburg, Kansas.  At the time of the crime authorities said they believed his death was drug related.

The following day Charles F. Mitchel and Amie L. Ryburn were arrested during a traffic stop in Jasper County, Missouri.  Investigators located a mobile meth lab in their vehicle and after further investigation the two were charged for Monaghan's death.

In April 2013 Amie Ryburn, the shooter, plead guilty to second degree murder and manufacturing meth.  Ryburn was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

 

Updated April 30, 2013 at 10:20 AM CST:  A Pittsburg woman is sentenced for murder and drug crimes.

The Kansas Attorney General's office says Amie Ryburn, 32, will serve 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and manufacturing meth.

The charges stem from the 2010 death of Ian Monaghan, 29.

Monaghan was found shot to death in a field outside a trailer park near Pittsburg.  At the time of the crime authorities said they believed his death was drug related.

Ryburn was arrested along with Charles Mitchel during a traffic stop in Jasper County, Missouri not long after the murder.  Authorities then found what appeared to be a mobile meth lab in their car.

After a further investigation both suspects were charged with first degree murder.

Mitchel is still charged with first degree murder.  A jury trial is scheduled to begin July 29.

 

Updated April 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM CST:  From the Office of the Kansas Attorney General

A Pittsburg woman was sentenced today to more than 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and manufacturing meth, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Amie Lee Ryburn, 32, was sentenced to 304 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. District Judge A.J. Wachter handed down the sentence in Crawford County District Court. The charges stemmed from the 2010 death of 29-year-old Pittsburg resident Ian P. Monaghan.

The Pittsburg Police Department and Crawford County Sheriff's Office investigated the case, along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Jasper County, Mo., Sheriff's Office. Assistant Attorney General Steven Karrer of Schmidt's office and Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso prosecuted the case.

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Updated March 9, 2011 at 1:05 PM CST:  Prosecutors get the green light to prepare for trial in a Pittsburg murder case.

Charles Mitchell and Amie Ryburn are both charged with first degree murder for the death of Ian Monaghan last July.

Monaghan was found, shot to death, at a trailer park just outside of Pittsburg.

Authorities believe the murder was drug related.

Final oral arguments finished today and a judge decided there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.

 

Updated August 6, 2010 at 4:55 PM CST:  Amie Ryburn and Charles Mitchell are back in Kansas.

Ryburn and Mitchell will be back in Crawford County court next month.

 

Updated August 2, 2010 at 8:22 PM CST:  Amie Ryburn and Charles Mitchell waived extradition in a Missouri court and are heading across the state line to stand trial for the shooting death of Ian Monaghan.

Both could be transferred to Crawford County as early as Wednesday.

The suspects will be held in the Crawford County jail without bond.

 

Updated July 28, 2010 at 3:25 PM CST:  Court documents say Charles Mitchell and Amie Ryburn were pulled over for a traffic stop in Jasper County, Missouri on Tuesday.

Deputies say they found a mobile meth lab in their vehicle.

On Wednesday the two were charged with one count each of premeditated first degree murder.

Mitchell and Ryburn were arrested while Crawford County sheriff's deputies were investigating the murder of Ian Monaghan, 29, of Pittsburg.

Monaghan was found in a field behind the Oak Hill trailer park in rural Crawford County.

County attorney Michael Gayoso says that there is some indication that this was drug related.

Gayoso says that Monaghan was killed by multiple shots and blunt force trauma.

"This investigation is ongoing and law enforcement has been working very hard to make sure there aren't any loose ends in this investigation," Gayoso says.

A third suspect is not yet charged in the murder investigation.

 

Updated July 28, 2010 at 1:45 PM CST:  Charles F. Mitchell and Amie L. Ryburn have been charged with one count each of premeditated first degree murder.

 

Updated July 27, 2010 at 4:45 PM CST:  This afternoon deputies served arrest warrants and found a methamphetamine lab in one of the homes.  Sheriff Horton says the body was found in a field just south of this home.

Horton says three people were arrested are being held on other charges not related to the homicide and deputies are investigating their connection to the case.

Drug task force officers were called to clear the scene of drug paraphernalia.

 

First reported July 27, 2010 at 12:22 PM CST:  Crawford County deputies found the body of a man in a field on South 190th Street, behind Oak Hill trailer park, on Monday at around 7:30 p.m.

The sheriff's department says they have not made a positive identification of the man, but believe he is a 29 year old man from Pittsburg.

Sheriff Sandy Horton says it is a "fast moving" investigation and warrants have been requested and are being served on a number of suspects.

The victim has been taken to Topeka for an autopsy.

Both the KBI and the highway patrol are also involved in the investigation.

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