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Derby man convicted in woman's killing dies in prison


March 13, 2022

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Derby man convicted of killing his girlfriend and trying to kill her teenage son in 2013 has died at a hospital, corrections officials said.

The Department of Corrections said Charles Beck, 48, died Friday at a Hutchinson hospital. The cause of death is being investigated but it is not believed to be related to COVID-19, the agency said in a news release.

Beck was serving a hard-25 sentence plus nearly 14 more years for convictions in Sedgwick and Russell counties.

He was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in Sedgwick County. In Se...

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