COLUMBUS, Kan. — The first week of testimony has ended in the trial of a Kansas woman accused of killing a man whose burned body was found after he reported the woman was threatening to pull her children out of foster care.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/2dpyV8z ) reports that 37-year-old Crystal Galloway, of Scammon, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 59-year-old Robin Fought, of Dennis.

Five of Galloway’s six children were taken into state custody in 2014. On Thursday, prosecutors played a voicemail message that Fought left for a state social worker talking about Galloway planning to flee with her children. The Cherokee County trial recessed Friday after a medical examiner testified that Fought was stabbed.

The prosecution and defense haven’t indicated how Fought and Galloway knew each other.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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