3 men arrested in double homicide in Topeka

July 24, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three men have been arrested in a double homicide in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a 19- and 31-year-old were booked into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. The third suspect, who is 40, was booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

They were each being held on $1 million bond.

Police spokesman Lt. Andrew Beightel said Tuesday morning that the victims had been stabbed and beaten to death. They were pronounced dead Monday at a residence in city’s Hi-Crest neighborhood after paramedics arrived.

One of the victims has been identified as 28-year-old Lisa Sportsman. The other victim was 17-year-old Jesse Polinskey.

Police say one of the suspects is Sportsman’s estranged husband.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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