OTTAWA, Kan. -- The death penalty is on the table for a convicted Kansas killer. Jurors in Franklin County only needed three hours to convict Kyle Flack of quadruple murder, including a capital murder charge for the deaths of Kaylie Bailey and her 18-month-old daughter Lana in 2013.
The jury also determined Flack was guilty of first degree murder in the death of Steven White and second degree murder for Andrew Stout's death.
Wednesday was bittersweet for Kaylie Bailey’s family and friends, as they heard news of the verdict. Now, they’re bracing themselves for the sentencing phase.
“My heart sunk. It was one of those moments where you're like this isn't happening,” said Sasha Woods.
Woods grew up with Kaylie. She says they were attached at the hip, but after high school moved to different cities and grew apart. Woods was in the midst of planning a reunion in May of 2013, in hopes of meeting Lana.
“I was just a little too late, I had it all planned out. Before I could even reach out... it happened,” Woods said.
Woods got word Kaylie and Lana were missing, she immediately got on the phone with mutual friends, to make a plan to find her best friend.
“I made a Facebook page to give us a glimmer of light that she was still alive as well,” Woods said.
But that glimmer of light soon faded to black. Days later, Kaylie was found shot to death at an Ottawa property. Little Lana was shot in the back, stuffed into a suitcase and thrown into a creek. Stout and White were also found shot and killed on the property.
Wednesday, a chapter of many lives were closed with that sentence, after a two-week trial came to an end.
“Whatever he gets is too good for him,” Woods said.
Friends of Kaylie say no amount of punishment is enough, and while Flack serves out his sentence, Woods say she’ll be serving out hers too. A lifetime of wondering “what if,” if she hadn’t moved away, would she still have her best friend?
“Somehow I think if we more of us would've reached out more this wouldn't have happened. I miss you. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you,” she said.
Flack’s sentencing phase begins Monday.