WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 3-year-old Wichita boy who found a gun while his mother and her boyfriend were taking a nap has died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. Police say three other children, ages 3, 4 and 5, also were in the house but were not hurt. Police spokeswoman Lt. Dennis Wilson says investigators were trying to determine who owned the gun. The other three children were taken into protective custody.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas man has pleaded guilty for his role in a Missouri home invasion robbery during which three people were killed. The Kansas City Star reports 23-year-old Raul Soto of Kansas City, Kansas, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he and several co-conspirators went to an Independence, Missouri, home in November 2012 to rob a man they believed had a large amount of methamphetamine. Under terms of the plea deal, attorneys will recommend a 27-year prison sentence.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - In the race for Kansas state treasurer, Republican incumbent Ron Estes has a big fundraising advantage over his Democratic challenger. His campaign says he raised more than $12,000 from January through July 24, on top of the nearly $43,000 he had at the start of the year. Democrat Carmen Alldritt, who launched her campaign in early June, raised only $1,450 by July 24, and the Kansas Democratic Party covered her $1,360 filing fee.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder in a fatal shooting and is facing life in prison. The Kansas City Star says 22-year-old Christopher Lamont Shelton-Jenkins of Kansas City, Kansas, admitted shooting 21-year-old Brandon Holmes at an Overland Park apartment in September. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 3.
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