New Trial Date Set for Darrah in Croft Murder Case

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
August 04, 2016

A new trial date for Samuel Darrah has been set for November 28 at the McPherson County Courthouse for the November 2014 murder case of James Croft. It is scheduled to last two weeks.

McPherson County Attorney Torrance Parkins with Assistant Attorney General Adam Zentner will be prosecuting the case. Darrah will be represented in his trial by Attorneys Don Snapp of Newton and Bobby Heibert out of Salina.

Darrah entered a Not Guilty plea in March of this year to the murder of Croft, whose body was found in a field near Galva with multiple stab wounds.

Darrah is one of three people charged in his murder. Kamra Kay Farrell pleaded guilty in the case for voluntary manslaughter and kidnapping, among other charges, and was sentenced to over 25 years in prison. Clinton Bascue pleaded no contest to a charge of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Darrah’s trial for had originally been scheduled to begin this week.