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Leoti Man Convicted Of Killing Ex-Wife
01/17/2011

A 45-year-old western Kansas man has been found guilty of killing his ex-wife and endangering two of their children.

A Wichita County jury on Thursday convicted Todd Schumacher of first-degree murder in the March, 2010 shooting death of Ann Schumacher in their Leoti home. Schumacher also was convicted of endangering his 15-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, who were home when their mother was shot.

Schumacher testified during his trial that he had intended to commit suicide but accidentally shot hit his ex-wife instead. The Schumachers were in the midst of a custody dispute.

Other witnesses said Schumacher had talked openly about killing his ex-wife.

© Associated Press
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