Second man charged in central Kansas killing

Gavel (KSN News)

BELOIT, Kan. (AP) – Prosecutors say a second man has been charged in a central Kansas killing.

The Salina Journal reports that the latest suspect to be accused in the July 2015 death of Darrell Hill is his ex-son-in-law, 56-year-old Merlyn Hoesly, of Simpson. Hoesly is jailed on charges of first-degree murder and felony interference with law enforcement.

The original suspect is 29-year-old Trevin Spencer, of rural Cloud County. Spencer’s murder trial had been scheduled to begin earlier this month but has been continued.

Mitchell County attorney Mark Noah says Spencer was the only person present when the killing happened. Noah said the charges against Hoesly stem from “aiding and abetting” or being “an accessory.”

Hoesly’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. Spencer’s next appearance is set for Oct. 5.

Comments are closed.