Nov 08, 2019 12:32 PM

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Hastings slaying

Posted Nov 08, 2019 12:32 PM

Katherine Kreigh


HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - A woman accused of being an accessory to the 2017 slaying of a Hastings man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.


Adams County Court records say 23-year-old Katherine Creigh entered the plea Thursday to misdemeanor obstruction of government operations. She'd been charged as an accessory in the slaying of Jose Hansen. Prosecutors say Hansen was killed during a robbery attempt by Daniel Harden and Deante Mullen.


She testified against Daniel Harden during his trial. He was charged with first-degree murder, a weapons count and conspiracy to commit robbery. But jurors convicted him Monday only of the robbery charge.


Creigh is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 8.


Mullen's next court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Kansas man arrested in death of his granddaughter

SILVER LAKE, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter.


Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Thursday that 56-year-old Timothy Wayne Funk Sr., of Silver Lake, was charged in the July death of Brandy Funk. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated endangering a child.


Brandy, of Beatrice, Nebraska, died July 23 at a Silver Lake home.


Authorities did not release any further information Thursday.


The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Funk remains jailed in Shawnee County Jail Thursday afternoon on $500,000 bond.


Funk was discharged from state prison in August 2012 after serving time for driving under the influence, fourth or subsequent offense in June 2008.