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Kansas father: Legal system failed slain family members


August 20, 2017

Wichita, Kan. (AP) — A father says the Kansas legal system failed his loved ones because it kept a man's sex offender status below the radar long enough to kill his daughter and granddaughter.

Keith Hawkins, 19, was charged Aug. 8 with capital murder, just hours after Alyssa Runyon, 24, and her daughter Zaylynn Paz, 4, were found dead in their Newton home, the Wichita Eagle reported .

Harvey County attorney David Yoder said Wednesday that Hawkins previously was supposed to be arrested for failing to register as a sex offender but that a warrant wasn't filed in time due to a backlog of cas...

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