Teen charged in Wichita quadruple murder

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A teenager was charged with murder Monday in the deaths of four people found fatally shot in a Wichita house last week, and another man was charged with helping the teen avoid arrest.

Authorities have declined to discuss possible motives or other details of the crime. The four bodies, two men and two women, ages 17 to 20, were found when a friend went to the home Thursday morning.

District Attorney Nola Foulston said Monday she has not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Cornelius Devon Oliver, 18, who was charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of capital murder. A judge set his bond Monday at $4 million.

Troy L. Bell, 32, was charged with one count of aiding a felony for allegedly helping Oliver avoid arrest. Preliminary hearings for both men were set for Dec. 26.

Beverly Robinson, whose son Jermaine Levy was among the victims, said Levy was visiting his girlfriend at her house and didn't know about problems Oliver may have had with the group.

Authorities said they are investigating two other people in connection with the murders. One man was arrested last week in connection with the murders and the other is jailed in Hutchinson on unrelated drug charges.


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