UPDATE: Garden City Man Will Stand Trial In Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend In Colby

By: KAKE News Email
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UPDATE: Monday, August 25, 2013

A judge has ruled there is enough evidence against a Garden City man to proceed to trial in the stabbing death of a Colby woman.

The Colby Free Press reports that 24-year-old William Shank faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated arson and burglary in the death of 27-year-old Teri Morris. Morris and Shank had previously been in a relationship, but the two had broken up.

Authorities say the two were in custody fight over their 8-month-old daughter. Shank is accused of stabbing Morris up to 27 times before setting her home in Colby on fire.

The baby was with shank when he contacted police later from the Logan area. Morris was an emergency medical technician and also worked at the Colby Wal Mart at the time of her death.

Shank, who has lived in Garden City and Colby, pleaded not guilty. There's no word on when a trial may begin.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Garden City man has been formally charged in the death of a Colby woman earlier this month.

Monday, 24-year-old William Andrew Shank was formally charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson and aggravated burglary.

The body of 27-year-old Teri L. Morris was found inside her burning home on February 9th. She was transported to a local hospital where she died a short time later.

Agents with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation took Shank into custody in Logan County later that day. He's currently being held at the Thomas County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Shank is scheduled to make a first court appearance Tuesday morning.


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