Kyle Flack Kansas Death Row

Kyle Flack Kansas Death Row

Kyle Flack was sentenced to death by the State of Kansas for four murders. According to court documents Kyle Flack would murder a woman and her fourteen month old daughter. Kyle would hide the woman’s body and stuff the infant body in a suitcase. Kyle Flack was also responsible for the shooting of two men outside of a Ottawa farmhouse. Kyle Flack who was on parole for attempted murder would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.

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Kyle Flack smiled at times Wednesday as a Franklin County District Court judge sentenced him to the death penalty in the shotgun slayings of a young mother and her 18-month-old daughter in 2013.

District Judge Eric Godderz also sentenced Flack to 22 years and three months for the second-degree murder conviction in the killing of Andrew Stout, 30, and a life sentence with parole eligibility only after serving 25 years for the first-degree murder of Steven White, 31.

Finally, the judge sentenced Flack to nine months for a firearms possession violation. When the judge said the four sentences would be served consecutively, Flack was swaying from side to side.

Flack received the death penalty for the capital murder convictions in the deaths of Kaylie Bailey, 21, and her daughter, Lana Bailey. Detectives think the four killings occurred in the spring of 2013 between April 20 and May 1. In sentencing Flack, Godderz said it was hard for anyone to figure out just how senseless these killings were. The victims were unarmed, they were shot at close range and shot in the back, the judge said.

“An infant was slain. How anyone makes sense of that is beyond me,” Godderz said.

The judge also said Flack knew what he was doing was wrong.

“The one thing though, Mr. Flack, is that no one will forget the harm you have done,” the judge said.

Godderz noted that before the killings, Flack had been convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of a man in May 2005 and that in both cases, they were done in a “cowardly fashion” when each victim was shot in the back.

Shortly before Godderz actually sentenced Flack, the judge said the only good thing on Wednesday is that with this sentence that “I’m imposing, you’ll never get to do it again,” the judge said.

The victims’ families clapped when they heard that remark.

Before the judge sentenced Flack, prosecution and defense attorneys made brief remarks.

“The evidence overwhelmingly supports the death penalty,” Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting told the judge. “He should be executed.”

Flack’s lead defense attorney, Timothy Frieden, briefly asked the judge to consider sentencing Flack to a life term without the possibility of parole.

Asked whether he wanted to say anything before he was sentenced, Flack answered, “No,” in a high-pitched voice.

On March 31, a Franklin County jury recommended Flack, 30, receive the death sentence after they convicted him of fatally shooting the three adults and the toddler on a Franklin County farm in 2013.

Flack hid the adult bodies and stuffed the child’s remains in a suitcase that was found floating in the Tequa Creek.

The jury that recommended Flack receive the death penalty was the same panel that convicted him of the four charges on March 23. On Wednesday, 11 jurors returned to the courtroom to watch Flack’s sentencing.

Survivors of the Baileys, Stout and White told the judge the crushing impact the slayings of the victims has had on them.

Randi White, widow of Steven White, said their son, Austin, suffers three or four nightmares a night in which he calls out for his father. Saturday will mark the third anniversary of Steven White’s burial, she said.

Shawn Bailey said Flack “stole the only good thing that I’ve done in this world,” referring to his daughter, Lana Bailey. He also is the widower of Kaylie Bailey.

Shawn Bailey told Flack to pray his death is soon because he will be a “baby killer” incarcerated in prison. “You will die slowly and burn in hell,” Shawn Bailey said.

Lisa Smith, the mother Kaylie and grandmother of Lana, said someone knew that her daughter and granddaughter wouldn’t return home — “the mass murderer who was convicted, he knew.”

Before Flack was sentenced, the judge denied a defense motion seeking a new trial linked to 12 alleged errors.

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