Trial date set for Kylr Yust's brother, Jessep Carter

Trial date set for Kylr Yust's brother, Jessep Carter
Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2020-01-14 14:03:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A trial date has been set for Jessep Carter, the brother of Kylr Yust.

Yust is the man accused of killing two young women more than 10 years apart.

Carter is accused of fleeing a traffic stop on Sept. 10, 2016. This was the day before Yust, who was allegedly in the car during the traffic stop, was charged with burning the SUV of a woman later found dead.

Carter will go to trial Oct. 16, 2018.

Yust is accused of killing Kara Kopetsky in 2007 and Jessica Runions in 2016.

According to court records, a Henry County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to pull Carter over for driving erratically but the vehicle sped away, going more than 70 mph. The vehicle eventually stopped near the 1000 block of Northeast Highway 2. Carter was driving, a woman with a handgun was in the passenger seat and Yust was in the back. 

At the time, officials said there was nothing to alert them that Yust or anyone else in the vehicle were wanted for anything. 

Carter was issued several traffic citations.

Yust was arrested the next day and charged with burning Runions's car. 

He was eventually charged two counts of murder for Kopetsky and Runions's deaths after their remains were discovered in rural Cass County in April 2017.


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