Feb 14, 2020 12:15 PM

Colorado man pleads guilty to rural western Kansas murder

Posted Feb 14, 2020 12:15 PM
Emilio Nunez-Torres is being held in Ford County
Emilio Nunez-Torres is being held in Ford County

JETMORE – A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder and aggravated robbery, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Emilio Nunez-Torres, 46, of Fort Collins, Colorado, yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of second degree intentional murder and one count of aggravated robbery in Hodgeman County District Court. Chief Judge Bruce Gatterman accepted the pleas and scheduled sentencing for April 1 at 10 a.m.

Nunez-Torres was charged with the crimes in connection with the September 2018 death of Bayron Diaz Bautista in rural Hodgeman County.

Charges remain pending against two additional defendants in connection with the crimes. Criminal charges are merely accusations; individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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 Kansas man did not get far after bank robbery
Riggans photo Sedgwick Co.

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to robbing a bank, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Timothy B. Riggans, 57, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to committing a robbery July 30, 2018, at Emprise Bank, 257 N. Broadway in Wichita. Riggans approached a teller and demanded money. A security guard apprehended him outside the bank with the stolen money.

Sentencing is set for May 11. He could face a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.