At least when it comes to murder. That is until last summer, says Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley.
“Since July we’ve had five homicides,” McKinley says. “And we had a couple that miraculously did not end up resulting in deaths but were very, very serious. Prior to that we went a couple years without any.”
Leading to the obvious – yet unanswerable question of why?
“I’ve been asked that several times lately,” McKinley says. “But in all of these – with the exception of the one in March that we don’t know yet – these were people who were known to each other.”
In other words, just the luck of the draw.
That said, some locals point the finger of blame westward. Continue reading