Former Garden Plain Coach Found Not Guilty

WICHITA, Kansas — A Sedgwick County jury acquitted a former Garden Plain football coach of two charges involving sex with children but could not reach a verdict on a third count. The jury on Monday found Todd Puetz not guilty of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted criminal sodomy. The jury deadlocked…

KU Student Sues Frat Over Underage Drinking

Andrew Johnson claims that after a drinking party two other underage frat brothers rammed his head into a concrete wall. He claims the fraternity is responsible. Says Dan Monnat, “Likely, the student is hoping the tide has changed–that the law and jurors are coming down harder on the ‘animal house’ antics…

Wichita Man Acquitted Of Sex-Sting Charges

In the first case arising out of a sex-sting operation conducted in October 2011, a jury has found a Wichita man not guilty of any crime…”It was obvious… an innocent man was entrapped in a government net that had simply been cast too wide,” said Trevor Riddle, Miller’s defense attorney.

Four Years Later, Arrest Made in Dodge City Girl’s Death

“The death of young Natalie Pickle was a tragic loss,” said attorney Dan Monnat, who represents Brock Cunningham, arrested on suspicion of first degree murder and child abuse. “Brock tried to save Natalie’s life that night. He has cooperated with law enforcement… he’s innocent and will proceed to jury trial…”

Arrest Made In Dodge City Child’s Cold Case Murder

Brock W. Cunningham was charged with first-degree murder and one count of felony child abuse in the death of a Dodge City 3-year-old. Cunningham’s lawyer, Dan Monnat, said that Cunningham is innocent and tried to save the child’s life that night…

Kansas Sperm Donor Fights State on Child Support

The state of Kansas is demanding William Marotta of Topeka help support a lesbian couple’s three-year-old daughter. It’s a first of its kind in Kansas, and “the issue will be whether to follow the letter of the law or to carve out some kind of exception of the law based on the parties’ intent,” Dan Monnat says.

Residents Rights When Confronting Intruders

Authorities in Lyon County are investigating after a homeowner shot an intruder breaking into his home near Neosho Rapids. The shooting has left some asking what their rights are when defending their home or property from intruders.

“Controversial cases like this always create a great hue and cry from the public” says Wichita attorney Dan Monnat…

Legal Analyst Question Random Car Stops for Survey

What’s being proposed here, however, raises I think serious constitutional questions,” says Legal Expert Dan Monnat of Wichita. Monnat says DUI check lanes have been ruled legal on the Supreme Court level.

Supreme Court Overturns Conviction in Sheriff Death

“So far the Kansas courts have reviewed seven capital convictions, and reversed seven capital convictions,” says Legal Analyst and Wichita attorney Dan Monnat. “Mr. Cheever was originally asked by the court to talk when it was thought he would be going after mental defense. But he never made mental defense. That clearly violated Mr. Cheever’s 5th amendment right not to be compelled to be a witness against himself….”