Man in prison for Kansas murder charged in another killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man in a Kansas prison for the 1984 murder of a Sedgwick County man now faces another murder charge in the Missouri death of a teen who disappeared more than 30 years ago.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 57-year-old Martin Priest has been charged with capital murder in Missouri.

Court documents say Priest killed the teen, identified as “T.R.,” by strangling her in May 1984 in Eldon, Missouri.

Priest could face life in prison if convicted.

Priest has been in prison since being convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of 25-year-old William Mayhugh on Christmas 1984. He could be released on that charge as early as August.

Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Adam Pfannenstiel says Priest could be transferred to Missouri to face the charge.

 

 

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