www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

City's tech community connects at ICT Unconference -4/23/2014, 12:45 PM

Barton County Commissioner dies in plane crash -4/23/2014, 11:42 AM

Huelskamps reach friendly settlement in son's bike accident -4/23/2014, 11:42 AM

Brownback signs health care compact bill -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

Textron Aviation starts laying off 750 employees, 575 in Kansas -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

Street repair plan may require tax increase -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

Kansas governor signs gun legislation -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Suspects in deadly Kan. fire make court appearance

Published on -2/27/2013, 7:10 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Two Kansas State University students accused of setting a deadly fire have made their first court appearances.

Twenty-year-old Patrick Scahill and 19-year-old Virginia Griese are both held on $1 million bond on charges of first-degree felony and murder and aggravated arson. They charges stem from a Feb. 7 fire at an apartment building near campus that killed 34-year-old Vasanta Pallem, a postdoctoral researcher in chemical engineering.

WIBW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/XASr2c ) Griese and Scahill appeared Tuesday via camera hookups from jail before Riley County Judge William Malcolm.

Investigators have released little information about the fire or a possible motive, and no evidence was presented Tuesday. The judge scheduled a preliminary hearing March 22 for Griese and a status hearing March 12 for Scahill, who indicated he's preparing to hire a lawyer.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos