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Kahler homicides

Texas town to honor Kahler family with blood drive

A blood drive in Weatherford, Texas, will be held in memory of the Kahler family.

Assault charges dismissed against Kraig Kahler

Boone County prosecutor said the charge relied on testimony from Kahler's wife, who he is suspected of killing.

UPDATE: Kansas AG files revised complaint in slayings of four

Kansas' attorney general filed a revised capital murder complaint against James Kraig Kahler, a former Columbia, Mo., city official. Another murder was added to the charges against him after one of the people he shot died in the hospital.

Kahler due back in court Thursday for updated charges

James Kraig Kahler, the former director of Columbia Water and Light, is scheduled for a hearing in Osage County, Kan., on Thursday to update the complaint filed against him. The complaint was filed before the death of his estranged wife's grandmother.

Kahler to return to court Thursday

A spokeswoman for the Kansas attorney general's office said the complaint filed against Kahler will be updated to reflect the death of his estranged wife's grandmother.

Kahlers' lives honored at Burlingame memorial service

Family and friends gathered to remember the lives of Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler Saturday. The mother and daughters died after being shot on Nov. 28.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kahler family memorial service

A memorial service was held for Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler at The Federated Church in Burlingame, Kan., on Saturday.

Kahlers remembered at candlelight vigil

A candlelight vigil was held Thursay at the Activity and Recreation Center in remembrance of Karen Kahler, her two daughters, Emily and Lauren, and her grandmother Dorothy Wight,  who were shot and killed Saturday.

Funeral set for Saturday for Kahler family members

Five days after the fatal shootings of Emily, Lauren and Karen Kahler, friends in Columbia are honoring the Kahlers as well as Karen's grandmother, Dorothy Wight, with memorial services and vigils.

KAHLER KILLINGS: Elderly Kansas woman dies following shootings

Dorothy Wight, 89, died from injuries in a shooting that claimed her granddaughter, Karen Kahler, and two great-granddaughters, Emily and Lauren.

Kahler could receive death sentence if convicted

Former Columbia Water and Light Director James Kraig Kahler, 46, is charged with capital murder in Kansas. Capital murder is punishable by the death penalty in Kansas, which has not put a prisoner to death since 1965.

Karen Kahler's grandmother closely tied to Kansas town's community

In the aftermath of Dorothy Wight's death Tuesday, longtime residents of Burlingame, Kan., remember her as part of a community that Kahler called her roots.

Burlingame, Kan., rocked by recent Kahler killings

Osage County, Kan., which has already had a triple homicide this year, was shocked again by the recent shootings of Karen, Lauren and Emily Kahler.

KAHLER KILLINGS: Teachers, friends mourn children lost in triple homicide

Friends and classmates in Texas and Missouri remember Emily and Lauren Kahler, who were shot to death, along with their mother, on Saturday evening. "She could light up a room with her smile," said one of Lauren's Columbia friends, Paige Shipma.

KAHLER KILLINGS: Slain woman had troubled marriage with suspect

Karen Kahler's marriage to James Kraig Kahler had shown signs of trouble prior to the the fatal shooting of her and her daughters. She had filed for an order of protection earlier in the year and was working towards a divorce.

KALHER KILLINGS: Former Columbia utility director charged with murdering wife, daughters

James Kraig Kahler, the former director of Columbia Water and Light, was charged with capital murder in Kansas in the shooting deaths of his estranged wife and two teenage daughters.

KAHLER KILLINGS: Criminal psychologists explain triggers for family violence

Although each case is unique, criminal psychologists say there are common elements to certain crimes that help shed light on how they happen. The Kahler case reveals how that process works.

Former Water and Light director due in court today

Former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler, 46, has been charged with capital murder in an eastern Kansas court on Monday morning after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of murdering his wife and their teenage daughters.

PHOTO GALLERY: Candlelight vigil held for Emily Kahler

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy held a vigil Monday evening in remembrance of former student Emily Kahler, who was killed Saturday.

Former Columbia Water and Light director held in Kansas in shooting deaths

James Kraig Kahler, a former director of Columbia Water and Light, was being held Sunday in eastern Kansas in connection with the shooting deaths of his estranged wife and two teenage daughters. Kahler was scheduled to stand trial Wednesday for a domestic assault charge against his wife.

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