A Kansas City-based psychiatrist testified that the murder suspect "couldn't refrain from doing what he did." But under cross examination, he confirmed that Kahler referred to his daughter as "rotting corpses."
An update on Monday's testimonies for the Kahler trial. Kraig Kahler's doctor, along with Don and Marina Coulter, friends of Kraig and Karen Kahler from Weatherford, Texas, testified.
Deshon Houston, one of eight co-defendants in Hobson's case, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery Monday.
A former DNA investigator testified that Kraig Kahler's blood was found at the murder scene.
The prosecution played a videotaped deposition of Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent Bill Halverson, who interviewed James Kraig Kahler the day of his arrest.
James Kraig Kahler's brother and father told the Osage County District Court on Thursday afternoon that Kraig Kahler said he "might go out in a blaze of glory" and that he had "terrible thoughts."
Sunny Reese talked about how Kraig Kahler became increasingly agitated about the romantic relationship between Reese and Karen Kahler, especially when they made it clear he couldn't become part of it.
Jamaal Levon West, who has been the subject of an investigation since April, was arrested Tuesday night.
Defense attorney Tom Haney showed that Kraig Kahler never took the clonazepam pills he'd been prescribed for seizures and panic attacks, laying the groundwork for the argument that his client was mentally unstable at the time of the crime.
Karen Kahler's divorce attorney, Dan Pingelton, said his client's husband had "introduced Sunny (Reese) sexually" to the couple, wanting to add another partner to his marriage.
Most of the prosecution’s witnesses Tuesday afternoon were law enforcement officers who took part in the cleanup and evidence collection effort after the shootings.
Dale Helmig was freed from prison after a northwest Missouri judge ruled he was a "victim of manifest injustice" and two state appeals courts upheld that decision.
Thaddeus Thompson admitted to involvement with robberies at Martinsburg Bank and Trust and Regions Bank, a police spokeswoman said.
Sean Kahler, 12, was calm and collected as he spoke about the Nov. 28, 2009, shootings. He is the only living witness to the shootings of his mother, sisters and great-grandmother.
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The prosecution has recommended a sentence of 20 years for Patrick Marshall. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight says members of the victim's family have been supportive of plea deals for the two defendants who've pleaded guilty.
Mayor Sly James had gone to the Plaza to witness for himself the crowds of teens and preteens whose presence has prompted worries.
Dale Helmig has always maintained his innocence in the 1993 death of 55-year-old Norma Helmig.