Kansas man pleads no contest to first-degree murder charge

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A 31-year-old central Kansas man has pleaded no contest to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the November death of a former Oregon resident.

The Salina Journal reports Clinton Bascue of McPherson entered his plea Monday in McPherson County District Court in the death of 39-year-old James Avery Croft.

Croft, originally from Portland, Oregon, before moving to McPherson, was found on Nov. 15 in a car that was in a ditch near Galva, 10 miles east of McPherson.

A second person, 28-year-old Kamra Kay Farrell, also has been charged in Croft’s death. Her next court appearance also is scheduled for July 6, about four hours before Bascue is sentenced.

Farrell’s bond is set at $500,000, while Bascue’s was revoked as a result of his plea.


Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s