Prosecuting Attorneys:
Amy Hanley, Office of Attorney General
Brandon Jones, Osage County Attorney

Defending Attorneys:
Thomas Haney & Amanda Vogelsberg
Media Inquiries
All media inquiries should be sent directly to
John Steelman, District Court Administrator
and designated media coordinator for this proceeding
at 785-242-6000 or jsteelman@franklincoks.org
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This website has been established to facilitate document retrieval and scheduling updates in the criminal case now pending in Osage County District Court involving State of Kansas v. James Kraig Kahler.
Date
Filing Document
10/11/2011 Withdrawal of Attorney Effective October 11, 2011 Post-Sentencing (Document 171)
10/11/2011 Notice of Automatic Review and Appeal to the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas (Document 170)
10/11/2011 2009 Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Journal Entry of Judgement (Document 169)
10/11/2011 Acknowledgement of the Offender (Document 168)
10/11/2011 DEATH WARRANT (Document 167)
10/10/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum (Document 166)
10/07/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Motion for New Trial (Document 165)
10/06/2011 Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum (Document 164)
09/16/2011 Order and Reminder (Defendant's Motions for Hearing is set for September 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.) [Document 162]
09/08/2011 Defendant's Motion for New Trial (Document 161)
08/30/2011 Defendant's Motion for Appointment of Counsel (Document 160)
08/29/2011 SEPARATE SENTENCE JURY INSTRUCTIONS - Judge Phillip M. Fromme
08/29/2011 SEPARATE SENTENCE VERDICT FORM
08/29/2011 VERDICT - AGGRAVATED BURGLARY
08/29/2011 VERDICT - Murder in the First Degree- Dorothy Wight
08/29/2011 VERDICT - Murder in the First Degree - Lauren Kahler
08/29/2011 VERDICT - Murder in the First Degree - Emily Kahler
08/29/2011 VERDICT - Murder in the First Degree - Karen Kahler
08/29/2011 VERDICT - CAPITAL MURDER
08/29/2011 JURY INSTRUCTIONS - Judge Phillip M. Fromme
08/29/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Motion to Strike Aggravating Circumstances (Document 159)
08/26/2011 Defendant's Proposed Capital Punishment Sentencing Instructions (Document 158)
08/26/2011 Defendant's Motion to Strike Aggravating Circumstances (Document 157)
08/26/2011 State's Proposed Jury Instructions for Sentencing Phase (Document 156)
08/12/2011 Order Regarding Defendant's Motion to Restrict Publication of Exhibits (Document 155)
08/12/2011 Order Regarding Defendant's Motion in Limine (Document 154)
08/12/2011 Order Regarding Defendant's Second Motion to Dismiss (Document 153)
08/09/2011 Order from July 27, 2011 Motions Hearing (Document 152)
08/08/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Motion for Change of Venue (Document 151)
08/05/2011 Defendant's Motion for Change of Venue (Document 150)
08/05/2011 Two Proposed Changes to State's Proposed Jury Instructions (Document 149)
08/05/2011 State's Response to Defendants Motion in Limine (Document 148)
08/05/2011 Defendant's Motion to Restrict Publication of Exhibits (Document 147)
08/03/2011 Defendant's Proposed Jury Instructions (Document 146)
08/03/2011 Defendant's Motion for Jury Instruction Correctly Defining "Premeditation" and "Intentional" (Document 145)
08/02/2011 Certificate of Completion of Transcript
08/01/2011 State's Proposed Jury Instructions (Document 144)
07/29/2011 Journal Entry - Method of Jury Selection (Document 143)
07/27/2011 Stipulation of Facts
07/27/2011 Defendant's Motion in Limine and Supporting Memorandum (Document 142)
07/26/2011 Defendant's Reply to the State's Response to Defendant's Second Motion to Strike Testimony of Dr. William S. Logan and Objection to State's Designation (Document 141)
07/26/2011 Defendant's Response and Objection to the State's Motion in Limine (Document 140)
07/26/2011 Defendant's Second Motion to Strike the Jury Panel (Document 139)
07/26/2011 Defendant's Motion to Unseal the State's Motion in Limine (Document 138)
07/25/2011 Motion in Limine (Document 137)
07/25/2011 Stipulation to Admission of Evidence
07/25/2011 State's Motion to Endorse Witness (Document 136)
07/25/2011 State's Response to defendant's Second Motion to Strike testimony of Dr. William S. Logan and Objection to State's Designation (Document 135)
07/25/2011 Statement of James Kraig Kahler
07/22/2011 Journal Entry of Proceedings on July 12, 2011 (Document 134)
07/22/2011 Motion to File Under Seal (Document 133)
07/15/2011 Motion to Summon Out-of State Witness and for Advance for Expenses
07/15/2011 Motion to Summon Out-of State Witness and for Advance for Expenses
07/12/2011 Protective Order (Document 131)
07/12/2011 Order Regarding Requested Redactions (Document 130)
07/12/2011 Order Endorsing Witnesses (Document 129)
07/12/2011 Order (Document 128)
07/12/2011 Order Regarding Defendant's Statements(Document 127)
07/11/2011 State's Amended Motion to Endorse Witness (Document 126)
07/11/2011 State's Supplemental Response to Motion for Sequestration of Witness (Document 125)
07/08/2011 State's Response to Motion for Sequestration of Witnesses (Document 124)
07/08/2011 State's Motion to Endorse Witnesses (Document 123)
07/06/2011 State's Motion for Pre-Trial Determination of Admissibility of Deposition Testimony (Document 122)
06/28/2011 Motion for Sequestration of Witnesses (Document 121)
06/27/2011 Certificate for Attendance of Out-Of-State Witness - SR
06/27/2011 Certificate for Attendance of Out-Of-State Witness - MC
06/27/2011 Certificate for Attendance of Out-Of-State Witness - EM
06/27/2011 Certificate for Attendance of Out-Of-State Witness - DC
06/27/2011 Certificate for Attendance of Out-Of-State Witness - CW
06/17/2011 Certificate of Completion of Transcripts
06/15/2011 Motion to Quash and Request for In Camera Inspection and Protective Order ( Document 120)
06/15/2011 Entry of Appearance - Melissa Green, Wichita Area Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (Document 119)
06/15/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Motion to Release Transcript (Document 118)
06/15/2011 Motion To Release Transcript (Document 117)
06/15/2011 Objection To State's Motion for Deadline For Requested Redactions (Document 116)
06/15/2011 Objection To State's Motion For Findings Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3434 (Document 115)
06/15/2011 Reply to State's Response to Defendant's Motion to Discharge Jury Panel (Document 114)
06/15/2011 State's Objection To Issuance of Business Records Subpoenas (Document 113)
06/15/2011 State's Respone to Defendant's Motion Challenging The Constitutionality of Kansas Death Penalty (Document 112)
06/15/2011 State's Response To Motion to Suppress Statement of Defendant (Document 111)
06/13/2011 Praecipe for Business Records Subpoena (William Searle Logan, M.D.)
06/13/2011 Praecipe for Business Records Subpoena (Phillip Newman, LSCSW)
06/08/2011 State's Response to Document 77, Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative for Recusal (Document 110)
06/08/2011 State's Motion Requesting the Court establish a Security Plan for trial (Document 109)
06/08/2011 State's Motion requesting the Court establish the method of Jury Selection (Document 108)
06/06/2011 Defendant's Supplement to its Motion for Discovery (Document 107)
06/06/2011 Praecipe For Subpoena (Document 106)
06/06/2011 Notice of Service of Report of Dr. Stephen Peterson (Document 105)
06/06/2011 Motion to Suppress Statement of Defendant (Document 104)
06/06/2011 Notice of Service of Report of Dr. Willim Logan (Document 103)
06/03/2011 Order regarding State's Response to Defendant's Motion for Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum and Motion to Transport
06/03/2011 Order regarding Defendant's Motion for Discovery (Document 101)
06/02/2011 Motion Challenging the Constitutionality of Kansas Death Penalty (Document 100)
06/01/2011 State's Motion for Deadline for Requested Redactions (Document 99)
06/01/2011 State's Motion for Findings Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3434 (Document 98)
06/01/2011 State's Motion to Endorse Witnesses (Document 97)
06/01/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Motion to Discharge Jury Panel (Document 96)
05/25/2011 Order Regarding State's Motion to Compel (Document 95)
05/17/2011 State's Response to Document 82 (Motion for Discovery)
05/17/2011 Motion to Summon Out-of-State Witness and for Advance for Expenses (Document 93)
05/17/2011 Motion to Summon Out-of-State Witness and for Advance for Expenses (Document 92)
05/17/2011 Motion to Summon Out-of-State Witness and for Advance for Expenses (Document 91)
05/16/2011 State's Response to Defendant'ss Motion for Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum and Motion to Transport
05/09/2011 Motion for Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum and Motion to Transport (Document 87)
04/13/2011 Motion for Discovery (Document 82)
04/11/2011 Order (Document 81)
03/23/2011 Motion to Discharge Jury Panel
03/14/2011 State's Reply to Defendant's Objection to State's Designation of Dr. William S. Logan as an Expert Witness
03/10/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Motion to Submit Jury Questionnaires
03/09/2011 State's Motion to Compel, Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3219(2)
03/09/2011 Motion For Deposition Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3211(3)
03/03/2011 Response to State's Motion for Reciprocal Discovery Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3212(c)
03/03/2011 Reply to State's Response to Defendant's Objection to Notice of Intent to Request Separate Sentencing and Notice of Aggravating Circumstances
03/01/2011 Motion to Submit Jury Questionnaires
02/25/2011 Objection to State's Designation of Dr. William S. Logan as an Expert Witness for the State
02/21/2011 State's Response to Defendant's Objection to Notice of Intent to Request separate Sentencing and Noticie of Aggravating circumstances.
02/18/2011 State's Motion for an Independent Evaluation of the Defendant, Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3219(2)
02/18/2011 Notice of Hearing
02/10/2011 Written Notice of Defendant's Intention to Assert Lack of Mental State Defense
02/10/2011 Objection to Notice of Intent to Request Separate Sentencing and Notice of Aggravating circumstances.
02/07/2011 Notice of Intent to Request Separate Sentencing and Notice of Aggravating Circumstances.
01/03/2011 Journal Entry of State's Demand for Preliminary Hearing, State's Motion to Dismiss Defendant's Notice of Appeal and Preliminary Examination
12/20/2010 Motion to Dismiss Defendant's Notice of Appeal
12/16/2010 Notice of Appeal
12/13/2010 Supplemental Response to the State's Demand for Preliminary Hearing
12/08/2010 Motion to Endorse Witness
12/07/2010 State's Demand for a Preliminary Examination
12/07/2010 Waiver of Preliminary Examination
12/07/2010 Response to the States's Motion for Reciprocal Discovery Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3212(c)
12/06/2010 Order for Transcript of Gowan's Testimony
12/01/2010 State's Motion for Reciprocal Discovery Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3212(c)
11/22/2010 Agreed Order
11/18/2010 Order
10/07/2010 Agreed Order
10/04/2010 Notice of Withdrawal - Brandi Studer
10/04/2010 Motion for Continuance of Preliminary Hearing
09/16/2010 Motion to Quash Defendant's Subpoena of Boone County Hospital Records
09/16/2010 Order
08/19/2010 Order Releasing Specific Property
08/17/2010 Order RE: Motion to Dismiss/Recusal
08/05/2010 Motion for Order of the Court to Image Hard Drive of Computer
08/05/2010 Motion for Continuance of Preliminary Hearing
07/26/2010 Order Releasing Specific Property
06/22/2010 Stipulation of Facts
06/22/2010 Receipt of Discovery
06/22/2010 Order RE: Closed-Circuit Testimony of Witness SK
06/22/2010 Order to Endorse Witness
06/21/2010 State's Response to Defendant's Reply
06/21/2010 Defendant's Reply to Plaintiff's Response to Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative for Recusal
06/18/2010 State's Response to Defendant's Motion for Discovery
06/15/2010 Response to Motion to Dismisss or in the Alternative for Recusal
06/10/2010 Motion for Continuance of Preliminary Hearing
06/07/2010 Motion for Dismissal of the Amended Complaint or in the Alternative for Recusal of Prosecutors who have reviewed materials subject to Attorney-Client privilege or Work-Product doctrine and Memorandum of Law
06/07/2010 Motion for Discovery
05/28/2010 Motion to Endorse Witness
05/19/2010 Order
05/03/2010 Motions for the Court to make Findings Pursuant to K.S.A 22-3434
04/30/2010 Motion for Defendant to Appear in Civilian Clothes at All Court Hearings
04/30/2010 Motion for Continuance of Preliminary Hearing
04/26/2010 Order
04/13/2010 Motion for Additional Time to File Pretrial Motions
03/05/2010 Journal Entry of Scheduling Conference and Defendant's Motion for Continuance
02/08/2010 Motion to Continue Preliminary Hearing
02/03/2010 Entry of Appearance - Brandi Studer
02/01/2010 Entry of Appearance - Thomas Haney
12/21/2009 Motion to Join and Examination of Indigent Status
12/10/2009 Amended Complaint - Information
12/01/2009 State's Motion for Disposition of Evidence Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-2512
12/01/2009 Entry of Appearance - Ronald Evans, State of Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit
12/01/2009 Court Order For Disposition of Evidence Pursuant to K.S.A. 22-2512
11/30/2009 Complaint - Information
11/30/2009 Request for Copy of Complaint- Death Penalty Defense Unit
Presiding Judge: Hon. Phillip M. Fromme
Hon. Phillip M. Fromm
Hon. Phillip M. Fromme

Judge Phillip M. Fromme was appointed Coffey County Magistrate Judge by Governor John Carlin in 1983. He was appointed District Judge by Governor Bill Graves in 1996. Judge Fromme has served as Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial District since 2004. He currently handles criminal, domestic, adoption and probate cases in Coffey and Osage counties.


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Last revised: October 1, 2011