Quadruple homicide suspect Kyle Flack, a 28-year-old man who acquaintances describe as harshly judgmental and intolerant of people he considered lazy and who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome while in prison for an earlier attempted murder, will go to trial for the slayings of his best friend and three others, a judge decided Wednesday.
One of the victims in the quadruple homicide was an 18-month old girl who was found shot, wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a suitcase which was then thrown into a creek in a neighboring county.
Of the four victims in the quadruple homicide last May, the toddler, Lana-Leigh Bailey, may have experienced the most suffering, a medical examiner testified in Flack’s preliminary hearing because, despite the wounds and injuries she suffered, she did not die right away.
Kyle Flack is accused of shooting the 18-month-old as she lay in bed next to her mother, 21-year-old Kaylie Bailey, who Flack also shot, according to the charges.
Kaylie Bailey was found not only shot with the same shotgun prosecutors say was used in the entire quadruple homicide, she was bound with zip ties and gagged with a red bandana stuffed in her mouth. Her shorts and underwear were removed. Flack was accused of attempting to rape Kaylie Bailey as well, but Judge Thomas Sachse threw out the charge due to lack of evidence.
Flack shot Baylie in the head with the shotgun as she lay in bed next to her 18-month-old daughter, according to prosecutors.
After he was arrested on the quadruple homicide-related charges last May, however, Flack told his mother that he had nothing to do with the deaths of the woman and child.
“I never touched no baby. I never touched no woman. I ain’t never hurt no man that didn’t have it coming,” his mother, Tammy McCoy, quoted Flack as saying, in an interview McCoy gave to The Kansas City Star.
When he was 20, the current quadruple homicide suspect was incarcerated after shooting a man over an argument. The May 2013 homicides on a Kansas farm started with an argument as well, according to detectives who testified at the preliminary hearing.
Flack’s lifelong friend Andrew Stout was arguing with Steven White, his landlord, over a rent payment. Somehow, White ended up shot. Flack’s attorneys say that Stout shot White then turned over the gun to Flack, who also shot the landlord.
Kaylie Bailey was White’s girlfriend.
The real mystery to those who know Kyle Flack is why he would kill his best friend. Despite his often harsh personality, they say, he was always fiercely loyal to his friends.
The next court appearance for Kyle Flack comes April 22. Within one week after that, prosecutors must decide whether they plan to plan to make the quadruple homicide a death penalty case.