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Monday, November 30, 2009

UPDATE: Mo. man accused of killing wife, daughters in Burlingame


From AP: James Kraig Kahler, center, is handcuffed after his first court appearance on a capital murder charge in connection with the shooting deaths of his wife and their two daughters in eastern Kansas, Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 in Lyndon, Kan. Kahler also faces charges of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of his wife's 89-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Wight. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Bail was set at $10 million, and another hearing scheduled for Dec. 10. Karen Kahler's attorney talked with the AP ...

Dan Pingelton, a Columbia attorney representing Karen Kahler in the divorce, described James Kahler as "controlling."

"From the facts I heard, I think he was a misogynist," Pingelton said. He said James Kahler refused to see his daughters. Emily attended the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Lauren was an honors student at a Columbia high school. Pingelton said James Kahler set up a visit with his son over the Thanksgiving holiday.

"He never was interested in his daughters - only his son," Pingelton said. "And I think that is the reason that little boy is alive today."


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