Kan. AG files revised complaint in slayings of 4

AP News
Posted: Dec 10, 2009 6:31 PM

The Kansas attorney general's office has filed a revised capital murder complaint against a former Missouri city official after a fourth victim died in the case.

The complaint filed Thursday against 46-year-old James Kraig Kahler now covers the shooting deaths of not only his estranged wife and their two daughters but also her grandmother.

Kahler is accused of killing 44-year-old Karen Kahler, their 18- and 16-year-old daughters, and 89-year-old Dorothy Wight at Wight's home Nov. 28 near Topeka, Kan. Wight died last week.

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Kahler is the former water department director in Columbia, Mo.

Kahler's attorney, Ron Evans, has declined comment after a brief hearing in district court. Kahler remains jailed with bail set at $10 million.