26 year old Edwin R. Hall has been charged with capital murder, rape, aggravated sodomy. He had previously been charged with kidnapping and killing 18 year old Kelsey Smith. In all, this makes Edwin R. Hall eligible for the death penalty. It couldn’t happen to a more fitting individual. Justice for Kelsey.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) A man accused of abducting a Kansas teenager from a store parking lot and strangling her was charged Tuesday with capital murder, making him eligible for the death penalty.
Edwin R. Hall, 26, also was charged with rape and aggravated sodomy – counts that were necessary under Kansas law for 18-year-old Kelsey Smith’s slaying to be considered a capital crime.
Hall already had been charged with kidnapping and killing Smith, but Johnson County prosecutor Phill Kline changed the premeditated first-degree murder count to capital murder.
JUSTICE FOR KELSEY
In other sad news in missing persons/crime, the coroner confirmed that the body found Monday morning was identified as Kelly Nolan, a 22-year-old University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student.