GUILTY PLEA IN BARTON COUNTY

A Hoisington man has pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday, announced that 26 year old Chaz Stephens pleaded guilty to the charge in Barton County District Court. Sentencing is scheduled for June 3rd. As part of the plea agreement, Schmidt agreed to dismiss the remaining lesser charges in the case. Stephens was charged with the crime in connection with the March 2018 death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter in Hoisington.