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Kansas man charged with murder in police chase death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a woman who was struck by his vehicle during a police chase.

Christopher Bradley Stewart also was charged Thursday with felony fleeing to elude police and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman says the murder charge was filed because someone was killed during the commission of an inherently dangerous felony.

Police say Stewart was fleeing from police Monday when he ran a stop sign and collided with a car driven by 62-year-old Graciela Olivas of Kansas City, Kan.

Stewart was being held on $1 million bond. Gorman's office wasn't sure if he had obtained an attorney.

Stewart was scheduled to make a first appearance on Friday.


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