AP: Three charged with murder in double homicide in Wichita


Michael Wilking

Joshua Halstead

Jacquellyn Arthur

WICHITA, Kan. — Three people are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of a man and woman near Wichita.

The charges were filed Monday against 32-year-old Michael Wilking, 34-year-old Joshua Halstead, and 28-year-old Jacquellyn Arthur, all of Wichita. They are suspects in the deaths of 43-year-old Bradley Reece and 22-year-old Kayla Schmidt. The victims’ bodies were found Dec. 29 at a home southwest of Wichita. All three suspects are also charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.

Authorities have not said what motivated the shootings.


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