LYNDON, Kan. (AP) -- Prosecutors are preparing to begin their case in a capital murder trial against a former Missouri city official accused of fatally shooting four family members in northeast Kansas.
The trial of 48-year-old James Kraig Kahler (KAY'-lur) was starting Monday in Osage County District Court and could deal with is wife's alleged relationship with another woman.
The victims were Kahler's wife, her grandmother, and the Kahlers' two daughters. The shootings occurred in November 2009 at the grandmother's home outside Burlingame, 20 miles south of Topeka.
The killings came less than three months after Kahler was asked to resign as water director in Columbia, Mo., because of issues related to his troubled marriage. One court filing said Kahler was upset over what the document described as a lesbian affair involving his wife.