Man faces second-degree murder charge in death of Lawrence man found bleeding at McDonald's


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LAWRENCE, Kansas — A 33-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder and felony theft in the death of a Lawrence man who was found bleeding outside a fast-food restaurant.

Joshua Lee Back of Oskaloosa was charged Thursday in the Memorial Day stabbing of 45-year-old Tracy Dean Lautenschlager.

Court documents indicate Back stole a pickup from a woman who lived at the home where police believe the stabbing occurred.

6NewsLawrence reports ( ) police went to a Lawrence McDonald's Monday after someone reported seeing a man bleeding outside the restaurant. Lautenschlager died later at a hospital.

Back was arrested near Basehor Wednesday after a police chase. His bond was set at $750,000 and his next court appearance is June 24.

It was not immediately clear if Back has a lawyer.

Information from: KLWN-AM,

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