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Cherokee County woman sentenced in double homicide

Release Date: Oct 25, 2023
COLUMBUS – (October 24, 2023) - A Cherokee County woman was sentenced last week for her role in the 2020 homicides of Blaze Swank and Kylan Shook. 

Kimberly Blizzard, 32 of Cherokee County, Kansas, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder. On Oct. 16, Chief District Court Judge Lori Bolton-Fleming ordered Blizzard to serve a 27.5-year prison sentence for the crimes. 

Jessica Domme, First Assistant Attorney General, prosecuted the case for the Kansas Attorney General's Office.

"I am grateful that the defendant will be held accountable for her role in the deaths of Blaze and Kylan," Domme said. "While this sentence won't bring them back, it's important that we received justice for their families."

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