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Man charged in 4 Kan. deaths; child's body missing

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm •  Published: May 10, 2013

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old convicted felon was charged Friday in the deaths of a woman and two men whose bodies were found at an eastern Kansas farm home earlier this week, according to a criminal complaint.

Kyle Flack also faces charges in the death of the woman's young daughter, whose body hasn't been found. Authorities say they presume 18-month-old Lana Leigh Bailey is dead based on evidence they have and that the search for her remains continues.

Flack was charged with capital murder in the deaths of 21-year-old Kaylie Bailey, Lana Bailey and 30-year-old Andrew Stout, according to the complaint. He was charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of those three as well as 31-year-old Steven White.

Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting said prosecutors haven't determined whether to seek the death penalty in the case. Hunting said the decision is not something that authorities "take lightly."

Flack also faces charges of rape and criminal possession of a firearm. The rape charge is related to Kaylie Bailey.

He remained jailed on a $10 million bond Friday after an afternoon court appearance in which he was formally charged. Another hearing is scheduled for next week. He was appointed an attorney, Ronald Evans of Topeka, in court. Evans' office was closed late Friday afternoon.

Flack was arrested earlier this week and was being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the deaths. He previously served prison time for shooting a former employer in 2005 after being fired, according to court records.

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