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Man accused in Kan. farm slayings appears in court

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm •  Published: May 13, 2013

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged with killing three adults and a toddler on an eastern Kansas farm made a brief appearance in a packed courtroom Monday, but showed little emotion while a judge set a new court date.

Kyle Flack, 27, has been held on $10 million bond in the Franklin County jail since he was charged Friday with capital murder in the deaths of 18-month-old Lana Leigh Bailey; her mother, Kaylie Bailey, 21; and Andrew Stout, 30. Flack is also charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder in those deaths, as well as that of Steven White, 31.

The adults' bodies were found early last week at an Ottawa area farm home. A body believed to be the toddler's was found Saturday in nearby Osage County.

Flack was picked up for questioning last week about 50 miles southwest of Ottawa in Emporia, where officers also found the car that Kaylie Bailey had been driving when she was last seen. She and her child were reported missing from Olathe on May 3.

In court Monday, four armed officers stood between Flack and the small courtroom, which was overflowing with family and friends of the victims.

Flack was shackled at the wrists and ankles, and appeared with his lawyer, Ronald Evans. He waived having an initial preliminary hearing set in 15 days, and Judge Thomas Sachse set it for July 8 instead.

Evans declined additional comment after the hearing.

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