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Southeast Kansas homicide suspect apprehended

INDEPENDENCE – (November 26, 2013) – The Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s Office confirmed that homicide suspect David Cornell Bennett, Jr., was apprehended tonight in Independence, Kan., by law enforcement officials. The investigation remains ongoing.

Any criminal prosecution resulting from the investigation will be handled by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office at the request of the Labette County Attorney. No charges have been filed. Any charges that might arise from the investigation are merely accusations. Individuals are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.

The Kansas Attorney General's Office and other involved agencies are bound by the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3.6, Trial Publicity and Rule 3.8, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor.

Media inquiries should be directed to Don Brown, Director of Communications for the Kansas Attorney General's Office, 785-296-2215.