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What nearly turned out to be Anh Pham’s final night was passing quietly – until the man wearing a white mask came into his southeast Wichita convenience store and pointed a gun at him.

He demanded money from the cash register of Phamily Express, but Pham refused. The masked man pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t fire.

“I thought, ‘I’m dead,’ ” Pham said, standing where the assailant first confronted him at about 8:20 p.m. inside the store at 1203 E. Pawnee, just east of Washington. “I froze.”

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:22 CDT

Shawn Lindsey was bound and tortured by a group of men at a west Wichita auto shop before he was injected with a lethal dose of meth, a prosecutor told a Sedgwick County jury on Tuesday.

“They taunted him, they tortured him, and they shot him with BB pellets for their own amusement,” Assistant Sedgwick County District Attorney Tyler Roush said.

At one point, Roush said, the men wrapped an electric fence around Lindsey, and one of them fired pellets at the on switch.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:40 CDT

A Wichita man will spend more than two years in prison for his role in a traffic accident that killed a man riding a horse last summer.

George Childers, 26, was sentenced to 28 months Tuesday afternoon in connection with the death of 49-year-old Lloyd “Sonny” Ferguson on July 5, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said.

Childers was the driver of the first of two cars that struck Ferguson while he and 6-year-old Eddie Caddell were riding Ferguson’s horse across 21st Street North near Piatt. Childers fled, leaving the pair injured in the street.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10 CDT
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