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AG Derek Schmidt files felony murder, related charges against McPherson woman

Release Date: Feb 26, 2020

MCPHERSON − (February 26, 2020) − A McPherson woman has been charged with first degree felony murder and related charges, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Schmidt today filed criminal charges against Tina Nicole Brown, 33, in connection with the death of Kelly G. Peterson on or about February 24 in McPherson. The charges are one count of first degree felony murder, one count of felony mistreatment of an elder person and one count of misdemeanor battery of a law enforcement officer. Bond has been set at $500,000.

Brown is scheduled for a first appearance March 2 at 2 p.m. in McPherson County District Court.

The attorney general’s office accepted the case for prosecution at the request of the McPherson County Attorney’s Office. Criminal charges are merely accusations. Individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.     

Any public comments on the prosecution of Brown are governed by the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3.6, Trial Publicity, and Rule 3.8, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor. All media requests or inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Attorney General, 120 S.W. 10th, 2nd Floor, Topeka, Kansas 66612, (785) 296-8495.

No additional information is available at this time.

A copy of the complaint is available at

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