Witness: Man told authorities victim fired 1st

Kyle Flack is led from the detention center to the Franklin County Courthouse in Ottawa, Kan., Monday, May 13, 2013. Flack is charged with killing four people on an eastern Kansas farm (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

OTTAWA, Kansas (AP) — A detective has testified that a man accused of killing four people at a Kansas farm said one of the victims took the first shot at another victim after a fight over rent.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Det. Jeremi Thompson testified Tuesday at a hearing for Kyle Flack, who’s charged with capital murder and other charges in the killings last spring. The bodies of Andrew Stout, Steven White and Kaylie Bailey were discovered at Stout’s farm in Ottawa. The body of Bailey’s 18-month-old daughter was found later.

Thompson testified that Flack told investigators Stout shot White before handing the shotgun to Flack, who fired at White again, killing him.

The testimony came as prosecutors sought to have Flack’s comments entered as evidence. The judge ruled the comments are admissible.

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