Duffield Murders - 6 Oct 1983, Salina Journal, Kansas
Olathe slayings bring guilty plea OLATHE (UPI) — A 21-year-old man Wednesday pleaded guilty to killing two teenage sisters and to beating their brother while the children's father was asleep in the family's Kansas City suburban home in January. Michael J. Cade entered pleas of guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of kidnapping, rape, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery. Cade, who was charged in April, admitted slaying Kelly Duffield, 17, and her sister, Janelle, 12, and beating Paul Duffield, 15. who survived the Jan. 28 attack. He pleaded guilty to abducting and raping Kelly Duffield, whose body was found 11 days after the attack in a ditch near a lake. Dennis Moore, Johnson County prosecuting attorney, said the state will ask for the maximum penalty of the murder and kidnapping convictions — life in prison. Cade pleaded guilty to every charge against him in the Duffield case as part of a plea agreement with the state. In that agreement, the state agreed to dismiss a charge against Cade involving a burglary of a school and to drop an aggravated burglary charge in another case in which Cade pleaded guilty to robbery.