WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The state’s highest court has upheld the capital murder and aggravated kidnapping convictions of a Wichita man paid to kill a pregnant 14-year-old girl.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Theodore Burnett is not entitled to a new trial in the 2006 death of Chelsea Brooks. The Wichita teen was nine months pregnant when the father of the baby paid Burnett $200 in cash and $150 in crack cocaine to kill her.
Brooks disappeared on June 9, 2006. Her body was found six days later in a shallow grave in Butler County.
Everett Gentry testified Elgin Ray Robinson Jr. wanted to kill Brooks because she carried his child, and feared her parents would charge him with statutory rape. Gentry said he was driving the car when Burnett strangled Chelsea.