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Suspect in Derby homicide waives prelim hearing

Published on -1/8/2014, 4:13 PM

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DERBY, Kan. (AP) -- A Derby man charged in the death of his girlfriend and the wounding of her son waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

An attorney for 40-year-old Charles A. Beck Jr. entered not guilty pleas Wednesday for Beck on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Beck is charged in the Sept. 1 strangulation of 44-year-old Lonnie Staggs at her Derby home. Prosecutors say Beck also tried to strangle Staggs' teenage son but he was able to lock himself and an 11-year-old sister in another room.

Beck turned himself in shortly after the deaths in Texas County, Mo. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1gE5msl ) he is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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