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 Neil and Christy Edgar

Tuesday February 3, 2004
Neil and Christy Edgar:
OLATHE, Kan. (AP)--A woman was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing her 9-year-old adopted son by wrapping him in duct tape as punishment for stealing cookies.

Sunday September 28, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
It was the kind of conclusion a child can make.

Friday September 26, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
OLATHE, Kan. - The adoptive father and baby sitter of a 9-year-old boy who died after being wrapped from head-to-toe in duct tape were convicted Thursday of murder and child abuse.

Thursday September 25, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
Neil Edgar Sr. took the stand today as the defense began its case in the child-abuse murder trial of Edgar and family babysitter Chasity Boyd.

Wednesday September 24, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
It was God who came to Christy Edgar and gave her a new way to discipline children, she told members of her Kansas City, Kan., church.

Tuesday September 23, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
Brother saw boy bound with tape

Saturday September 20, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
Even after Neil Edgar Sr. told police that he had tied up and gagged his son Brian Edgar, three other children refused to implicate their parents in wrongdoing.

Friday September 19, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
Neil Edgar Sr. told detectives that he alone was responsible for tying and gagging his son, Brian, the night before the boy died.

Neil and Christy Edgar:
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A woman unexpectedly pleaded guilty to murder and child abuse Thursday just as her trial was beginning in the death of her adopted son, who suffocated after he was bound in duct tape.

Neil and Christy Edgar:
Judge, defense lawyers meet about trial of her husband, babysitter

Thursday September 18, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
Seven women and five men were picked late Wednesday afternoon to hear evidence in the murder trial of church leaders Neil and Christy Edgar and baby sitter Chasity Boyd.

Wednesday September 17, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of the parents and baby sitter of a 9-year-old Overland Park boy who died in December.

Thursday September 4, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
OLATHE, Kan. -- A judge agreed Wednesday to allow two children to testify against their former adoptive parents through closed-circuit television, rather than in a Johnson County courtroom.

Thursday August 28, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A court-appointed psychologist says the former adoptive children of Christy and Neil Edgar would suffer "significant trauma" if they have to face their parents in an upcoming murder trial.

Sunday August 17, 2003
Neil and Christy Edgar:
Allegations that church pastor Neil Edgar Sr. used an electric stun gun to discipline two children will not be allowed as evidence in his murder trial next month.

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