Man convicted in knife attack on Topeka TV station employees

The man accused of stabbing four WIBW employees after the station declined to do a story on him tried to walk out of the courtroom before he was convicted of three felonies.

Ray Miles was found guilty of of three counts of aggravated battery, one count of making a criminal threat — all felonies — and misdemeanor counts of battery and criminal damage to property, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

.Shortly before the verdicts were read, an unhappy Miles was escorted into court wearing handcuffs by five corrections officers, which is more than normal.

“I told the court I didn’t want (defense attorney Wendell Betts) representing me no more,” Miles said. “I don’t know why the court let this happen when I said I didn’t want him representing me no more.”

Those remarks referred to requests he made to the judge earlier Thursday. Shawnee County District Court Judge Evelyn Wilson denied them.


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