May 27, 2024

Father says KS legal system failed his family

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A father says the Kansas legal system failed his loved ones because it kept a man’s sex offender status below the radar long enough to kill his daughter and granddaughter. The Wichita Eagle reports that 19-year-old Keith Hawkins was charged Aug. 8 with capital murder, just hours after 24-year-old Alyssa Runyon and her 4-year-old daughter Zaylynn Paz were found dead in their Newton home. Runyon was a former Garden City resident.