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Wichita man convicted of beating friend to death with hands


August 18, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man will be sentenced in November after being convicted earlier this month of beating a friend to death with his bare hands.

Steven M. Speakman, 37, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 33-year-old Haley A. Collins, of Bel Aire.

Court affidavits say Speakman and Collins, who were friends and former roommates, got into an argument that turned physical in a Dillons parking lot. The affidavit said Collins had refused to give Speakman a ride home, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Dillons employees who witnessed the fight reported seeing Collins...

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