In court: Ottawa, Kan. man charged with murders of 3 adults and a baby

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OTTAWA, Kan. -- The man accused of murdering four people near Ottawa, Kan., appeared in court on Tuesday for his preliminary hearing in Franklin County.

Kyle Flack, 28, faces capital murder charges and a rape charge. Prosecutors say Flack raped and killed Kaylie Bailey, 21, killed her 18-month-old daughter, Lana, and also murdered two other men, Steven White, 31, and Andrew Stout, 30, on an Ottawa farm in April 2013.

Ottawa Victims: Lana Bailey, Kaylie Bailey, Andrew Stout, Steven White

FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien was in Franklin County for the preliminary hearing and reported that Tuesday's proceedings included testimony from Franklin County Sheriff's detective Jeremi Thompson . (See more pictures from the courtroom below.)

Thompson testified that during an interview with Flack, that Flack told him it was Stout who actually first shot White.

Det. Jeremi Thompson, Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office
Det. Jeremi Thompson, Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office

Flack claimed to the detective that Stout and White, who lived together for a short period, got into an argument over rent. The detective said that after a second argument, Flack told him that Stout followed White outside with a shotgun in his hand and then shot White in the chest. The detective then testified that Stout handed Flack the gun, and the two covered White's body with a tarp.

FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien spoke with Flack's mother, who said her son has autism and lives in his own head. She did not want to go on camera but said she did not consider Kyle dangerous.

Prosecutors are seeking a hard-50 sentence for two of the murders.

The state appointed Ron Evans, a well-known Kansas capital murder defense attorney to defend Flack.

See pictures below from the courtroom on Tuesday.

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Four slain in Ottawa

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