Son of slaying suspect to testify by remote TV

James Kraig Kahler

LYNDON, Kan. (AP) -- An Osage County judge has ruled that a boy, who was the only survivor during a rampage that left four family members dead, will testify against his father next month via remote television.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that, the judge ruled Wednesday, that 11-year-old Sean Kahler will not have to be in court when he testifies June 22-23 in the preliminary hearing for his father, James Kraig Kahler.

James Kraig Kahler is charged with capital murder in the deaths of his wife, two daughters and his wife's grandmother on Nov. 28 at the grandmother's home home in Burlingame, Kan.

Sean Kahler was able to flee uninjured from the home.

Kahler is the former director of the Water & Light Department in Columbia, Mo. His wife had filed for divorce in January 2009.

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