Northwest Kansas Community Recovers from Murder Trial, Conviction

Posted 2 years ago

By Post Staff

Convicted Murderer Dylan Coryell watches replay of his own FBI interview the night of the 2011 murder.

Convicted Murderer Dylan Coryell watches replay of his own FBI interview the night of the 2011 murder.

Convicted Murderer talks with his attorneys during this week’s trial in Oberlin.

Convicted Murderer talks with his attorneys during this week’s trial in Oberlin.

The Northwest Kansas town of Oberlin is still trying to recover. A rare murder trial, the first in ten years, ended on Wednesday with a conviction of 25 year old

Dylan Coryell. “I’m so glad the trial is over,” courtroom photographer Stephanie DeCamp told Hays Post. “It was very stressful.” The trial was scheduled for ten days and was finished in seven days. ”He will be sentenced on June 17 and we’ll have him down the road a day or two later,” Decatur County Sheriff Ken Badsky told Hays Post.

Coryell was convicted of fatally shooting another man and wounding a woman as the couple slept.

Witnesses testified Coryell had recently begun a relationship with the woman, who survived the shooting.

Prosecutors said both men had been drinking and exchanging hostile text messages in the hours before the killing.

Sheriff Badsky said that Coryell will move from Oberlin to the Norton Correctional Facility and then to the prison at Eldorado.