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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 01, 2012

    Man faces life sentence for 1st-degree murder for providing weapon

    Jurors found a Manhattan man guilty Wednesday of providing the handgun used to kill Steve Freel in December of 2011. Domingo Soto, 42, was convicted of first-degree murder for aiding another person in committing murder, although he did not fire the bullet that killed Freel. Court officials

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2012

    Soto found guilty of first degree murder

    A jury found Domingo Soto, 42, guilty of first degree murder for aiding another person in committing murder in Riley County District Court Wednesday. Soto was convicted of providing Michael Layne, 20, with the .45-caliber handgun that Layne is accused of using to murder Steve Freel, 31, on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2012

    Closing statements come early in Soto trial

    Closing statements were made two days ahead of schedule Wednesday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of aiding and abetting in the first-degree murder of Steve Freel in December 2011. Domingo Soto, 42, is charged with providing Michael Layne, 20, the firearm that Layne is accused

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2012

    Soto found guilty of aiding murder

    A jury found Domingo Soto, 42, guilty of aiding and abetting in the first degree murder of Steve Freel in Riley County District Court Wednesday. He was found guilty of providing the .45-caliber handgun that Michael Layne, 20, allegedly used to kill Freel on Dec. 6, 2011. Freel’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 30, 2012

    Cole Drake sentenced in 2011 murder of fellow student Tyler Dowling

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    A district judge has sentenced the 16-year-old former Manhattan High School student convicted of murdering classmate Tyler Dowling in April 2011 to 260 months in prison. Cole Drake was sentenced by Judge David Stutzman to 165 months for the intentional second-degree murder of Dowling, as well as 59 months

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 30, 2012

    Girlfriends testify in Soto trial

    A Manhattan man accused of aiding and abetting first-degree murder appeared in Riley County District Court Tuesday for the second day of his trial. Domingo Soto, 42, is charged with providing Michael Layne, 20, the firearm that Layne is accused of using to allegedly kill Steve Freel, 31,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2012

    Drake sentenced to 260 months

    Cole Drake, the 16-year-old convicted of killing Manhattan High School classmate Tyler Dowling in April 2011, was sentenced to 260 months in prison in Riley County District Court Monday. In September, Drake pleaded no contest to the amended charges of intentional second degree murder, aggravated robbery and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2012

    Local man killed in hit-and-run

    Investigators are looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a 21-year-old Manhattan man on a highway about two miles east of Manhattan around midnight Saturday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim Monday as Konley Harding. Sheriff Greg Riat said the office

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2012

    Home invasion victim arrested

    The victim of a home invasion in early October was arrested Friday evening for allegedly selling or distributing marijuana. Detectives said the case was generated after they responded to the burglary at the man’s apartment in the Chase Manhattan complex. Chase Cargile, 20, was arrested

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 28, 2012

    Drake sentencing Monday

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    The 16-year-old Manhattan High School student convicted of killing fellow student Tyler Dowling will be sentenced Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Cole Drake pleaded no contest to the amended charges of intentional second-degree murder, aggravated robbery and six counts of vehicular burglary in

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