KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kylr Yust, a man from Cass County, was charged with murdering two women over the span of nearly ten years. A jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Jessica Runions, and voluntary manslaughter in the death of Kara Kopetsky.
Here is a timeline of events and stories reported by FOX4 showing the major events surrounding Yust from 2007 to the present.
Yust’s case has taken more than a decade to come to trial. He was first suspected of foul play when 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky disappeared after leaving Belton High School, but he was never charged. Nine years later, Jessica Runions, 21, was also reported missing.
Their bodies were discovered in April 2017.
Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom, a Cass County judge decided. FOX4’s Sherae Honeycutt will provide real-time reports throughout the course of the trial. Follow her on Twitter, and come back to FOX4KC.com for continuing coverage.