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Woman convicted in grisly triple murder in Topeka in 2017


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-old Topeka woman has been convicted of participating in the grisly deaths of two men and a woman in Topeka.

Kora Liles was found guilty Wednesday of 11 counts, including three counts of first-degree murder.

She was one of five people charged in the March 2017 deaths of 19-year-old Matthew Leavitt; 38-year-old Nicole Fisher; and 20-year-old Luke Davis. The victims were strangled or smothered to death with trash bags in a Topeka basement. Police say the violence stemmed from an unproven rape allegation against Leavitt.

Prosecutors said Liles orchestrated the ki...

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