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Kansas woman charged with killing homeless man arrested in California

Authorities say a 57-year-old Kansas woman sought in the murder of a homeless man two years ago was arrested Sunday in California.

Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said Diana Bohlander was taken into custody in Santa Barbara.  Bohlander is charged with first-degree murder in the August 2017 death of 64-year-old James McFarland, whose body was found along a road in southeast Cherokee County.

Bohlander’s 23-year-old son, Ty Bohlander, was arrested last month in Santa Monica, California, and has been returned to Kansas.  He is also charged with first-degree murder.

The Joplin Globe reports the Bohlanders and McFarland, who were all homeless, were known to be together in the weeks before McFarland’s death.

The sheriff’s office has not said how McFarland was killed.

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