UPDATE: Pending autopsy delays decision on amended shooting charges

By: KAKE News Email
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Valley Center, Kan. -- A decision on amended charges in a double shooting last month will be made after an autopsy.

Over the weekend, Roger Bluml, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. Bluml, along with his wife Melissa, were found shot in the couple's Valley Center home on November 15.

Dan Dillon, spokesman for District Attorney Marc Bennett, confirmed to KAKE News Saturday that Bluml had passed away.

Melissa and Roger Bluml's adopted son Tony is one of four people arrested in connection to the shooting. Also arrested were Kisha Schaberg, Tony Bluml's biological mother, along with Andrew Ellington and Braden Smith.

Each has already been charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, burglary, theft and two counts of aggravated robbery.

According to court documents, all four suspects are charged with forcefully stealing Melissa Bluml's purse and hurting her in the process. They are also charged with forcefully stealing Roger Bluml's car keys and phone. The four suspects are also charged with theft for stealing coins and property from the Bluml's home, worth less than $1,000.

Charges are expected to be amended in light of Roger Bluml's death, but on Monday District Attorney Marc Bennett said no decision will be made until an autopsy is complete. The results should be back later this week.

Schaberg is being held on $1 million bond. The bond for Bluml, Ellington and Smith is $500,000 each.


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