During his retrial, defendant De’angelo Megle Martinez objects to a prosecutor’s motion that would allow more testimony about possible gang ties to the slaying of a man killed in a drive-by shooting. The prosecutor said gang ties of people linked to the deadly shooting show the motive for the slaying and illustrates the bias of some witnesses.
Just under 100 Shawnee Countians filed into a courtroom Monday morning as prospective jurors to hear the trial of a 24-year-old man in the suffocation slaying of a Topeka businessman in a downtown warehouse in 2016. Jury selection in a high-profile murder trial normally takes one day, meaning testimony might begin on Tuesday. The Shawnee County District Courtroom was tightly packed. The body of Curt Cochran was discovered on May 9, 2016.
Just three days before he is scheduled to go to trial in the killing of a Topeka businessman in a downtown warehouse, defendant Calvin S. Phillips Jr. took the witness stand on Friday to say he thought a detective had “deceived” him into stating that Phillips’ co-defendant had committed the murder. The jury trial of Phillips before Shawnee County District Court Judge Nancy Parrish will begin on Monday. Phillips testified on Friday during a pre-trial hearing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".