Butler County Times Gazette
  • Suspect in Eureka slayings dies in shooting

  • The attorney general's office says in a release that Welsh was wounded in a shooting with Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents Wednesday evening in Eureka.
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  • (AP) — The Kansas Attorney General's Office says a man wanted in connection with two slayings was killed in a shooting with authorities last night.
    Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Robert Welsh of Toronto, Kan., was being sought after the shootings earlier this month in Greenwood County, near the southeast Kansas town of Eureka.
    The attorney general's office says in a release that Welsh was wounded in a shooting with Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents Wednesday evening in Eureka. The release says he was later pronounced dead at a hospital in Eureka.
    Officials with KBI and the attorney's general office did not immediately return calls for comment.
    Welsh's ex-girlfriend, Catherine Scheff, was seriously injured in the Oct. 2 shootings. Her 52-year-old mother, Sheila Kriesel, and her 54-year-old stepfather, Keith Kriesel, were both killed.

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